The NSW Government is carrying out a $7.7 million upgrade to the shooting range at the Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex. The 50 metre and 500 ranges are currently under construction and the 800 metre range will continue to operate throughout the construction period.
The Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex project was originally approved in 2010, and includes an upgrade to the existing 800m range in April and May 2018.
The 50 metre and 500 metre range are due to open February 2019. Standard daily construction hours are from 7am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, with no construction on Sundays or Public Holidays.
View improvements to the complex
The Office of Sport has kept the same days and hours of operation, four days per week between 10am and 5pm to meet community concerns expressed during the public consultation. In addition, the number of special events that may be held at the Complex (if approved) stays at three per year.
When the new ranges are completed, there will be a full independent audit of all the noise and environmental controls each year, for the first three years of operation.
The Office of Sport will provide a hotline for noise complaints or feedback on any other impacts from the Complex on the Community.
The project also involves the transfer of more than 2,800 hectares of land to the State’s National Park and Reserve system under an offset package as shooting clubs merge and relinquish other parcels of land at their home ranges.
The Office of Sport will continue to consult with users, the local community and other stakeholders to ensure the complex remains compliant, safe and meets best practice.
The Office of Sport continues to work with Wingecarribee Shire Council to resolve any potential traffic impacts and will carry out a traffic management study one year after opening the new complex.
Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex's 50-metre, 500-metre and 800-metre ranges (left to right) surrounded by the Bargo State Conservation Area.