It was Officially announced by Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, that the Glen Innes Pistol Club had been successful in it's application for a Grant of $85,873 under the Crown Lands Improvement Fund to replace the Building on Ranges 1 and 2 with a modern Colour Bond and Steel building on a new concrete floor with all work to be undertaken by local Tradespeople apart from reinstalling the eye brow baffles, new bay dividers and new seating which will be completed by Club members.
We will be in touch with the successful Tenderer tomorrow to get the plans prepared and proceed to Development Application and hopefully, completion of the project before our September Open.
ACCESS ROAD TO THE FACILITY
During the COVID-19 Lockdown, our road received quite significant weather damage from a number of storms and very heavy rain in short time periods.
During December, we received a quote from a Local Contractor well versed in road construction and repair and requested assistance from Crown Lands to cover the costs to permanently correct the issues causing the erosion and permanently repair the road. Assistance of $7,451 was approved two weeks ago.
Unfortunately, the Contractor cannot complete the works until after our Open this month.
An attempt to temporarily patch the road and improve access yesterday turned into a total disaster with very heavy rainfall coming in before the road could be compacted turning the repairs into a very sticky mess.
Plan B is to grade the worst of the mud off tomorrow and hopefully, complete a more successful temporary repair.
A small group of members attended the Club yesterday and completed re-roping the Flag Poles, slashing of one area of the camping area, some additional cleaning, preparing Targets for the open and a number of other projects in readiness for a much easier working bee next Saturday in preparation for the Open on 19-21st February.
Four members also contested a Standard Pistol Match and two contested an Air Pistol Match. Scores are now on the Clubs Results web page.
Next weekend is our main working bee to put the final touches on cleaning and mowing of ranges, cleaning the club house and all the other little chores that need to be attended too in readiness for the Open Shoot.