Crown Lands

New shooting range building for local club

Media Release | 29 September 2022

Glen Innes Pistol Club now has a new shooting range building after a NSW Government investment of $85,873 allowed it to replace a dilapidated termite-ridden structure that was more than 30 years old with a modern facility.

The new building is wheelchair accessible, allowing disabled people to fully participate in the disciplined and precise sport of pistol shooting.

Glen Innes Pistol Club holds two Open Competitions each year, attracting competitors from Sydney, regional NSW and as far afield as the Queensland Sunshine Coast. The club has a strong emphasis on safety and conducts safety courses, Introduction to Shooting courses and Range Officer courses for its own members and other clubs in northern NSW.

The new Colorbond and steel shooting range is built to last for decades, giving locals a fit-for-purpose building to hone their skills and allowing the club to host events that attract interstate competitors.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Glen Innes Pistol Club Reserve is a Crown reserve. The project was funded by the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund which enhances community facilities and recreational spaces across the state.

“Our investment provided jobs for local tradespeople when they were needed most – when the community was feeling the effects of the downturns caused by COVID and the severe impact of the drought, followed by floods,” Mr Anderson said.

“This building project was a fantastic community effort, with club members pitching in to demolish the old building and remove waste material, saving about $5,000.”

Crown reserves play a critical role in protecting the environment and supporting communities with everything from green open space, parks and ovals to community halls and Scouts and Girl.

Glen Innes Pistol Club
Glenn Innes Pistol Club now has a new shooting range building.
Shooting range
The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund assisted with the upgrade.