Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today welcomed funding that will support 7 shooting clubs across Gippsland, including one in his electorate, from the Victorian Governments Shooting Sports Facilities Program.
Warragul Drouin Pistol Club will receive $30,000 to help with the delivery of a new shed on their air pistol range as well as provide a large storage area.
"The announcement today that local shooting sports clubs in Gippsland will receive funding from the Shooting Sports Facilities Program is great news for those who participate in the sport," Mr Blackwood said.
"It's important shooting sports clubs have access to reliable and safe facilities to ensure that those who wish to take part in the sport can do so in a safe environment.
"Since its establishment in 1976 the Warragul and Drouin Pistol Club has been know as a well-respected club and undertaken extensive works at their current site to ensure the club has the best facilities possible.
"Last year one member won the Australian Championship in the Service 25 discipline demonstrating that local talent when nurtured in a positive club can go on to great success.
"This funding provided to the club will be matched with funds raised by the Warragul and Drouin Pistol Club," Mr Blackwood said.
Other successful applicants in Gippsland included;
• Bairnsdale Branch of Field and Game Australia – $100,000,
• Mallacoota Gun Club – $14,000,
• Morwell Branch of Field & Game Australia – $79,916,
• Sale Field & Game Association – $100,000,
• Traralgon Target Rifle – $2,600; and
• Westernport Field and Game (Rhyll) – $50,000.