MEN'S SHED: The council approved a development application for Boyne Tannum Men's Shed at Canoe Point Rd.
MEN'S SHED: The council approved a development application for Boyne Tannum Men's Shed at Canoe Point Rd. Declan Cooley

Tannum Men's Shed edges closer to construction phase

IT'S been a bumpy road for the Boyne Tannum Men's Shed but yesterday the chaps received the all clear from the council to create a new site for them to work and play on.

After the decision was handed down, Mike Robbins, the Men's Shed's secretary, sent an email around to the 30 odd members to let them know about the good news.

"I said something like the application had been successful but I felt like saying yahoo!" Mr Robbins said.

The site for the new Men's Shed will be on Canoe Point Rd but there's still a fair bit of work to go before everything is up and running.

The next step will be to get access to electricity to the site and secure grant money for another shed.

Unfortunately the lads were unsuccessful in getting a grant from QGC but they feel that yesterday's approval will give them a better shot.

The Boyne Tannum Men's Shed was formed two years ago, with the vice president of the club, Bill Taylor, saying the club had its first few meetings out of the CWA hall.

Mr Robbins said the good thing about the Men's Shed was the camaraderie between its members.

"It's also in line with a lot of the RSL's values with things like men's health and welfare," he said.

"It's good too because you can get things done you wouldn't be able to do at home."

The Men's Shed's treasurer Bruce Williams said the club would be applying for grants in the next round of funding.

"Put it this way, $30,000 would go a long way," he said.