Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Friday September 8, 2017

Applications are now open for $600,000 in grants to help deliver safe capital upgrades to shooting clubs and ranges across NSW.


Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said that the grants will allow clubs and ranges to continue to upgrade their facilities safely and to provide opportunities for the community to participate in the sport.


“It is important that the community can practice their sport in a safe environment and the Safe Shooting Program assists in facilitating this.


“The 2017-18 grants will increase safety at shooting facilities in NSW as well as during club sponsored activities held away from a club’s permanent base.”


The primary focus for the 2017-2018 round of funding is to enable clubs and ranges to connect with the new Firearms and Licensing Communications Online Network (FALCON) system being developed by the NSW Firearms Registry.


“The Sydney International Shooting Centre range is an iconic part of the history of Fairfield, and community safety has always been the centre’s number one priority,” Tanya Davies said.


“These grants help to provide a great opportunity for all clubs and ranges to review and evaluate capital upgrades, and to continue to provide safe and accessible access to clubs and ranges.”


Grants are open until 13 October, 2017. For more information and to apply visit sport.nsw.gov.au/ grants or phone 13 13 02.