The NSW leader of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Robert Borsac was in Goulburn late last week.
He was here on November 7 to lend his support to a few local issues that "need a push along."
One of these issues was the restrictions placed on shooters at the Goulburn Rifle Range while the council has been pursuing a mud processing facility at the Waste Management Centre.
Mr Borsac said the council first announced this proposed facility in October 2018, and unnecessary restrictions on shooters at the range had been in place since then, seriously hampering them.
"The stupidity behind its current restrictions boggles the brain," Mr Borsac said.
Sporting Shooters Association of Australian (SSAA) Goulburn Branch president Bill Irvine, concurred, saying only older-style rifles were allowed to be fired at the Goulburn Rifle Range.
"We can shoot any rim fire and centre-fire rifles with lead projectiles and no more than 15 feet per second nozzle velocity, but these are mainly very old rifles, and while there is interest in those, members would like to compete with more modern rifles. We used to be able to do this but now we cant," he said.
"The 'range danger area' (the area considered to be at risk from projectiles) finishes 150m beyond the top of the hill. In the current arrangements it is more like 2km from beyond the top of the hill for no good reason.
"A bullet can not travel through a mountain."
This law of physics was elaborated upon by SSAA member Ken Kenchington
"If a bullet was to clear that mountain it would end up half-way to Marulan. You would have to suspend the laws of physics for it to travel otherwise," he said.
SSAA member Andy Wood said shooters at the range were frustrated by the delay.
"The work that they said they were going to do, which was going to be starting in October last year, has not happened," Mr Wood said.
Mr Borsac also visited the Goulburn Greyhound track.
"The greyhound industry has encountered a lot of problems ever since they were restored," he said.
"The industry is in real trouble and it was sad to hear that the Dapto Dogs were closing down.
"We are here to support the local club and campaign so they continue to exist."
Meanwhile, a council spokesperson confirmed the application for a drill mud processing facility at the Goulburn Waste Management Centre has been approved
"The council is proceeding with the mud processing at that location. We are undertaking the work required for a construction certificate, and will then advertise for tenders for construction," the spokesperson said.
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