Gympie's name is gold at coast.

WHILE the “Gympie” in Gympie Terrace may assail the senses of Noosaville Association chairman Laurie Stevens and his ilk, there was a groundswell of support from Sunshine Coast region and Gympie region residents to leave the street name well alone.

Many appeared to cringe at the pretentiousness of “blow-ins” while most seemed amused at what appeared to be snobbery for the sake of up market business cards.

As Keeping up Appearances' Hyacinth Bucket (Bookay!) once said: “People who try to pretend they're superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.”

Comments from The Sunshine Coast Daily's website:

Posted by trick from Dubai

on 29 August, 2009 at 4:07am Noosa - at it again Gympie not good enough for you. "A Noosa residents group wants to take the "Gympie" out of Gympie Terrace at Noosaville to try to give the area a higher profile." Maybe you should take the stick out and come back down to earth.

Posted by tony_spinks from Mooloolaba on 29 August, 2009 at 5:23am. What a silly idea. Why take away the heritage and history of Noosa. Long live Gympie Terrace

Posted by SunshineCoaster from Maroochydore on 29 August, 2009 at 6:15am. How ridiculous! Are these people aware of how important Gympie was to the development of the Noosa area. Probably not, if like half of Noosa, they came from Sydney and are not real local residents. If the change does go ahead, let them pay the costs - not the ratepayer. I'm sure they won't mind digging in to their own pockets for the hundreds of thousands of dollars involved for something they believe in.

Posted by flashnick from Buderim on 29 August, 2009 at 7:08am. You can really see where the problems in our society come from these days. (and no wonder kids are confused) Too many people want to pretend they are something they are not. Enjoy the uniqueness of this area! Be real Australians and not Cafe Culture clones!!!!

Posted by unbelievable from Tewantin on 29 August, 2009 at 3:02p.m. As a long time Noosa Shire resident I would like to say you can try but you won't succeed..... It's embarrassing to think that this is all because of capital gain and do the tourists really care what the name of the street is??? I feel so ashamed right now. Gympie has so much historical significance, long live Gympie Terrace.

Posted by b4ref33t from London on 30 August, 2009 at 9:15am. How about we celebrate that Noosa is now a part of our town, so pick a day and show the Hasting Street crowd how happy neighbours live…

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