What started as an old Telstra building in the 1950s has transformed over the years to accommodate the Bundaberg Small Bore Rifle Club, with a new funding grant recently adding to the upgrades that have taken place.
Members of the club are the latest recipients of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Programme grant in which they have used to upgrade their building's kitchen facilities.
Treasurer Rod Probert said the intention was to provide a more modern and pleasant kitchen for catering for club members and events.
“Due to Covid we haven’t been able to hold as many shoots as we have previously, but we hope to be able to hold interstate and Queensland competitions again in the future,” Mr Probert said.
“The clubhouse was relocated to the Alloway site in the 1990s and it was an old Telstra building constructed in the 1950s.
“The external cladding was updated in 2016 and its great to start on upgrading the inside of the clubhouse, starting with the kitchen.”
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt visited the Bundaberg Small Bore Rifle Club at Alloway to see the new facilities.
“The Bundaberg Small Bore Rifle Club received $16,000 to upgrade the kitchen in the clubhouse and it looks fantastic,” Mr Pitt said.
“The clubhouse kitchen was more than 30 years old, and the new facilities mean club members and visitors now have a clean, hygienic and safe food preparation area.
“More than 60 projects right across the Hinkler electorate have received funding through the popular Stronger Communities Programme.
“Projects have included a portable barbecue trailer, shade sails and marquees, air conditioning in community halls and clubhouses, a community run café, a wheelchair accessible bus, improved disability access, upgraded changing rooms and much more.”
The Bundaberg Small Bore Rifle Club was established in 1990 and holds night time shoots on Friday nights and day shoots on Sundays.
Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Glen Boisen on 0413 281 217 or leave a message on the Club’s Facebook page here.