Funding on target for Geraldton Pistol Club

Published on Monday, 20 December 2021 at 1:50:03 PM

Geraldton Pistol Club’s shooting range will receive important safety upgrades following a successful application in the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The City of Greater Geraldton have matched the state government and club’s funding and contributed $10,150 to the project, which will allow for perimeter fencing to be erected.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn gave his congratulations.

“This new fencing is set to improve the safety of club members as well as protect the public from unintentionally accessing restricted parts,” he said. 

“A variety of residents and groups access the Geraldton Pistol Club’s facilities such as police officers and other professions.

“It’s important that they have a safe training environment with minimal disruptions and concerns.”

Geraldton Pistol Club President Murray Gratte said that the club are happy that the application was successful.

“The project is vital to the continued future operation of the club. The fence will provide safety for all range users and public as well as security of the club,” he said. 

CSRFF grants are offered based on one-third funding contributions from the applicant sporting body, one-third CSRFF and one-third local government.

This timely funding announcement also coincides with the Geraldton Pistol Club’s 60th anniversary. The milestone is marked by the Club having hosted the West Australian Pistol Associations International Shooting Sport Federation State Championships, which was a two-day event that attracts members from all over the state.  

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