Boyne Tannum Men’s Shed members Rick Bichsel, Bill Taylor, Ian Richardson and Gary McLauchlan worked on the Boyne Tannum scout hut.
Boyne Tannum Men’s Shed members Rick Bichsel, Bill Taylor, Ian Richardson and Gary McLauchlan worked on the Boyne Tannum scout hut. Tegan Annett

Working bee helps but men still need a shed

WITH paintbrushes and caulking guns in hand, the members of the Boyne Tannum Men's Shed are putting in some hard work to get their new premises in top shape.

A working bee was held on Saturday at the building they now host meetings at - the Scouts shed next to Tanyalla.

>> Solid community spirit alive and well in Tannum

Late last year the group was in negotiations with the Boyne Tannum Scouts, and made an agreement they could share the facility.

While it is another tick for the newly formed group, it is still in need of land to build a shed.

It was a busy weekend for the non-profit community group, who also hosted a barbecue fundraiser at Bunnings yesterday.

"It's extremely important to have a Men's Shed in Gladstone," Mr Richardson said.

"There are a number of retired people in the area that have worked all their lives.

"When they stop working they have nothing to do."Secretary Bill Taylor had already noticed the need.

"I open up here every Tuesday from 8- 12 and it's continued to grow each week.

"It speaks for itself," Mr Taylor said.

Men's Shed:

  • There are more than 160 Men's Sheds in Queensland.
  • The Boyne Tannum Men's Shed group was first formed in March last year.


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