Majority want Boyne Tannum
By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
'BOYNE Tannum' as an overarching name for Boyne Island and Tannum Sands was a lay down misere at Calliope Shire Council's meeting last week.
"In my mind Boyne Tannum is cut and dried,'' said Cr Clyde Cameron.
At its meeting last week Calliope Shire councillors all agreed that Boyne Tannum should be the overall name for the twin towns which are separated only by the Boyne River.
Any future city resulting from the continued explosive growth of the two townships would be known by that name.
The name still requires approval by the Queensland Government. The council is to write to the State Government asking it to accept the suggestion.
The choice of the name was a win for the residents of the twin township, the overwhelming number agreeing that Boyne Tannum was their favoured name.
Tipped out were such names as Boyne-mouth, Curtis Coast, Tanisle, Summer Coast and, more recently, Tanboy.
Councillors Maxine Brushe and Lyn Paton both said everyone they spoke to about a proposed overall name preferred Boyne Tannum.
"That was the clear message I got too,'' said Calliope Shire Mayor George Creed.
Tannum Sands resident Jo Leslie said despite the choice of Boyne Tannum as an overarching name, she hoped that road signs pointing to the two localities would retain their full names.
Across the river, Samantha McGrath, agreed.
"No, the locality names shouldn't change on the signs ? I don't think anyone would want to see that,'' she said.