Monday, 25 February 2019
THE Inverell Returned Servicemen’s Memorial Club Small Bore Rifle Club will undertake a safety upgrade of its range thanks to a $20,000 grant from the State Government, announced today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
The club will use the funds to construct three-metre high safety wall on the edge of the range to ensure that there are no issues with stray shots.
“This funding is an important part of bringing the club in line with the NSW Firearms Registry requirements in regards to safety of nearby people,” Mr Marshall said.
“Due to the expansion of the Baraymal National Park walks, this has become a costly requirement to the club and this grant will go a long to helping get it built so they can continue to operate.
“The club is a volunteer club and having such a big cost put on them makes it hard to be able to find the funds but this is a great first step to helping ensure that their future is covered in regards to all safety concerns.”
The club is required to build two three-metre high walls to ensure that there is no danger to those walking the trails behind the range.
“While it’s great that there’s opportunity for people to enjoy the Barayamal National Park it has had an unfortunate side effect for the rifle range,” Mr Marshall said.
“But the optimism from the members about how safeguarded they are into the future once the walls are complete shows the tenacity to those that come here to shoot.”