Plan­ning is well un­der way for up­grades to Vi­o­let Town Shoot­ing Com­plex

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT - By ROB CHAFFE

- so­ci­a­tion and the Euroa Clay Tar­get Club have been fo­cused on their plans to up­grade the toi­let block and the ac­cess and park­ing at the Vi­o­let Town Shoot­ing Com­plex.

The toi­let block was built in the 1970s, and has served the users of the site well but is no match for the needs of 2018 - in­clud­ing those with dis­abil­i­ties.

The ac­cess road has been eroded badly with recent years’ weather con­di­tions, and thanks to the ex­per­tise of the mem­bers, has been main­tained in ser­vice­able con­di­tion, how­ever, it is still in des­per­ate need of re­form­ing.

The park­ing area is lit­tered with the tops of gran­ite boul­ders - just the thing vis­i­tors want to dam­age their mod­ern, low clear­ance ve­hi­cles with.

The ren­o­va­tion of ac­cess roads and des­ig­na­tion of park­ing ar­eas will elim-

The mem­bers of the Gov­er­nance pro­posal met the key re­quire­ments of the shire’s plan­ning scheme and the strate­gic di­rec­tions of the Shoot­ing Sports De­vel­op­ment Grant funds.

Now, the hard work be­gins to pre­pare plans for the ap­proval of mem­bers of both clubs and rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.

Dis­cus­sion was fo­cused on how the build­ing would be used to en­sure ac­cess for all abil­i­ties.

It is hoped that the mem­bers will have the de­tailed project plan to con­sider be­fore Christ­mas.

In the next fort­night, the road and park­ing area works will be dis­cussed with an earth­mov­ing con­trac­tor to de­ter­mine the best tim­ing of these works.

This week’s shoot took place on Wed­nes­day.

good start, with a 50.4/50.10.

with a 60.5/70.10.

The weather was pleas­ant and the Vi­o­let Town wind was there, quite gen­tle yet hard to read.

As the shoot­ers packed up and set­tled into their lunch, it was agreed it had been a good day to prac­tice and ev­ery­one had de­vel­oped ways to bet­ter read wind.

171.9, (2) Richard God­den 51.1, 55.3,

Shoot­ing next week will be at Bendigo and Vi­o­let Town.

- tails of the Vi­o­let Town shoot, as some mem­bers will be head­ing to Bendigo

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