Melbourne International Shooting Club

New Bullet Traps Installed

A recent addition to the 50M electronic range has been the installation of new bullet traps. Our thanks to Richard Lightfoot & Kris of Hekate Engineering and Maintenance who worked on the project over the last few months. Lead collection on the 50m range has been a source of concern for the club since the Commonwealth Games which left the range with a sand trap that meant lead collection was to be a costly exercise. At a cost of approximately $22K, the bullet traps will enable the club to better manage lead collection, as well as reducing phantom shot incidents on the electronic targets by reducing splashback from the pre-existing baffles.

Club Grounds Management

The committee at its August meeting agreed to appoint Todd Heriot of TJL Lawnmowing & Garden Maintenance to manage the gardening at the club. This will include mowing, weed management, whipper snipping and maintenance of the garden areas surrounding the club rooms.

Club Development News

Below is the text from a briefing presented at the club to some interested members on July 31st.

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Club Development Project Briefing

Interested members are invited to attend an informal briefing and discussion session on the clubhouse development project on Saturday 31st from 3.30-4.00pm at the clubrooms. Some light refreshments will be supplied. This is an opportunity for members to hear about what is being planned and to view the basic design under consideration for the redevelopment of the kitchen, bathrooms and gun storage areas of the club room. Planning is in the early stages, so we will not have the answers to all questions that may be posed, however we would like to be able to keep members informed of progress, and to take on notice any issues raised during the session.


Clubhouse development Project

The clubhouse redevelopment subcommittee has been formed and has met several times over the past two months. Planning for stage one of the renovations which will encompass upgrades to the kitchen, toilets and old committee room areas has commenced. We expect to provide regular briefings for members - either via the website or at the clubrooms. We expect the first briefing to be held in late July. Additionally we have set up a section on our website which can be found under News/Club Development. This will contain information about the development project as it progresses over the coming months.

The re-development sub-committee comprises Kim Frazer (Chair), Richard Lightfoot, Mark Rogers and Martin Willcox, all of whom volunteered to work on the project. Questions on the project may be directed by email to Kim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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