The long wait has paid off and the Yass Gun Club (YGC) has its very own shooting range.
The development application was passed last month which means that land opposite the entrance to Bogo Quarry off the Hume Highway is free for development.
“It is extremely exciting news for the club,” YGC president Paul Watchorn said.
“It has been a long time coming and a lot of work has gone into getting the application done. We did a lot of groundwork and hopefully now we can get some long-term tenure.”
While the land has been attained there is still a lot of work to be done for club members. Earthworks, leveling, car parking and building an actual club are all jobs that remain on the ‘to do’ list.
Director of planning and environmental services at Yass Valley Council, Paul De Szell, said that he is glad that the club can now enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Council Staff are 100 per cent supportive of the new facility,” Mr De Szell said.
“It will be a great asset for the local community.”
Mr Dzell said the time taken was due to the complicated nature of the DA.
“The application was quite complex and involved a lot of negotiation with state government agencies such as Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Police Service.
“These types of applications are not common and therefore a thorough assessment of the merits of the proposal needed to be undertaken.”
Mr Watchorn meanwhile has put the call out to anyone interested in getting involved in the sport to meet tomorrow morning at the new site opposite the entrance to Bogo Quarry, at 10am.
“We don’t just want people already involved in the club, we’d love to see some new faces, so anyone interested should come.”