NEW FA­CIL­I­TIES FOR CLAY TAR­GET CLUB

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CHIN­CHILLA Clay Tar­get Club is on the verge of turn­ing the big 5-0 and has its eyes set on a new club­house to mark the oc­ca­sion.

The club re­cently se­cured a num­ber of grants to go to­wards the con­struc­tion of the new build­ing and the over­all im­prove­ment of the grounds.

“We were suc­cess­ful in get­ting a grant from Gam­ing Queens­land for $35,000 and we re­ceived a CS En­ergy com­mu­nity ben­e­fit grant for $7000 as well as a $5000 grant from Cameby Downs (Yan­coal) com­mu­nity fund,” Club trea­surer Warren Daniells said.

“We’ve had a few kind do­na­tions too – Boo­dles Con­crete have given us a dis­count which al­lows our dol­lar to go a lot fur­ther and a lo­cal, John Gray, do­nated the gravel for the build­ing pad.

“Stage one was $100,000 alone. We’ve bought the shed lo­cally, the con­crete and slab is down and the goal is to have power on and the club­house ready prior to our an­nual shoot and then stage two is to do the fit-out of the build­ing, and then the of­fi­cial open­ing will be next Oc­to­ber at our an­nual shoot and our 50th an­niver­sary,” Mr Daniells said.

He said the club had pros­pered in re­cent years and was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing strong mem­ber­ship be­cause of the gas in­dus­try.

“We’ve had some good times through the gas in­dus­try by run­ning Wed­nes­day night shoots, which has al­lowed us to make many im­prove­ments through the club with light­ing and im­prov­ing our layouts,” he said.

“It makes us proud to know the hard work we’ve done has gone into some­thing that will be ap­pre­ci­ated for years and decades to come. It’s adding to the as­sets and live­abil­ity of the com­mu­nity.”

PHOTO: JULIA BAKER

NEW START: Coun­cil­lors Ian Ras­mussen and Ray Brown in­spect the con­struc­tion of Chin­chilla Clay Tar­get Club’s new fa­cil­i­ties. first phase of

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