Men’s Shed gets a roof but has no area to build on

AFTER a year of convening in everyone's shed but their own, the Boyne Tannum Men's Shed organisation has finally received a grant allowing the group to buy its own shed.

Despite the small problem of not having a block of land to put the shed on, secretary Mike Robbins said they were over the moon.

"We may only be halfway there, sure - but we are one step closer to our ambition," he said proudly.

"One day we are hoping to have quite a few buildings and some solid foundations to build on. We would even like to have a proper garden one day."

The organisation was lucky enough to receive a shed and is now looking for a suitable block of land on which to build.

Vice president Bill Taylor said they were eternally grateful for the opportunity to expand their organisation.

"Our thanks go to all those who supported us: Boyne Smelters Limited who have a working agreement with us, Boyne Tannum Lions Club, who initiated our beginning, and the Gladstone Regional Council, who have worked hard to find us a home," he said.

To celebrate, the Boyne Tannum Men's Shed will be holding an open day on August 25 from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Tannum Sands Scouts Hall.

For more information phone 4973 2448.