Taroom put on the map

IT may be small in population size, but Taroom has managed to put itself on the map.

The small town in Banana Shire Council was one of two places in Central Queensland to win the Australia Post Bush Spirit Award at the 2010 Ergon Energy Tidy Towns Regional Awards on Tuesday.

The award recognises the commitment to solving problems faced during difficult times, and the Taroom District Development Association has done that for their community.

The other recipient of the award was Rolleston after the community action when the town was flooded in for 40 days early this year.

The Taroom group has generated ideas to support the community and put Taroom on the tourist map. The most recent achievement is the community support centre, housed in Dr Charles Black House.

The current project is the development of the Ludwig Leichhardt Centre.

Banana Shire Mayor John Hooper said Taroom District Development Association was made up of volunteers providing the services.

“It provides a number of services,” he said. “The whole town is very proud of their town. They’ve got some fantastic national parks in the area.”



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