The Belmont Shooting Complex will host the Clay Target, Full Bore, Pistol and Small Bore shooting events for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The $16.5 million Belmont Shooting Centre Project includes a range of permanent upgrades and temporary facilities to meet international competition requirements for GC2018.
1. Pistol and rifle range upgrades
The existing 50m and 10m ranges will be refurbished to international standards including the addition of a new 25m range for GC2018. Queensland Target Shooting is working with the Queensland Rifle Association (QRA) to find alternative facilities for user groups to operate from during construction.
2. Full Bore range upgrades
Minor upgrades to the Duncan Range include landscaping works to the rear area of the firing line and upgrades to the amenities blocks. Use of the Duncan Range will not be impacted by these works.
3. Temporary clay target range
International competition requirements for the clay target shooting event have changed since the time of the GC2018 bid in 2010. The existing range does not meet the requirements for hosting GC2018 events and a south facing range is required to provide optimum lighting conditions for international competition. A temporary range will be located over the end of the existing 300m range for hosting the GC2018 Clay Target Shooting competition. The QRA is working with their 300m range user groups to find alternative facilities to operate from while this venue is under construction.
Construction is scheduled from July 2016 to early 2017.
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Frequently asked questions
The total permanent works budget for the Belmont Shooting Complex project is $16.5 million.
Construction works are scheduled from July 2016 to early 2017.
The Belmont Shooting Complex will host the Clay Target, Full Bore, Pistol and Small Bore shooting events for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Belmont Shooting Complex user groups will continue to have access to the centres facilities throughout construction and in the lead up to GC2018. Some existing ranges will be temporarily closed during construction and the Queensland Rifle Association will work with impacted user groups to find alternative facilities during these times. The existing 300m range will need to be converted to a 300 yard range to allow existing users to continue to use the range until after GC2018.
Construction works will be carefully managed to minimise any inconvenience to stakeholders and quarterly newsletters will be distributed to keep sporting groups and local residents informed about the project.
Minimal to no additional noise, dust or traffic impacts are expected for neighbouring residents during construction.
The Queensland Rifle Association is working closely with the Queensland Government to ensure that where possible the construction works can occur around major events scheduled at the Belmont Shooting Complex.
The Queensland Rifle Association will work with user groups whose facilities will be directly impacted during the construction phase to find alternative facilities to operate from.
Further temporary works will take place in the lead up to GC2018 to accommodate additional spectator seating and event facilities.
The Belmont Shooting Complex is the only shooting venue in Australia equipped to host all shooting disciplines within a single location, and was the venue for the 1982 Commonwealth Games shooting competition.
The Belmont Shooting Complex will be one of two sporting venues located in Brisbane for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the other being the Queensland State Velodrome.
The Queensland Rifle Association will work with existing user groups to identify opportunities for additional ranges outside of the development works being undertaken for GC2018 in conjunction with provision of a 300 yard range to allow shooting to continue after construction is completed.
Future planning decisions will be undertaken by the Queensland Rifle Association on the future of the temporary clay target range and reinstatement of the 300m range.
The Queensland Government is providing a temporary facility for the GC2018 clay target shooting competition and the project currently includes remediation of the site after the event.
Opportunities for the longer term development of the temporary clay target shooting range are being explored by the Queensland Rifle Association in combination with Shooting Australia and the Brisbane Gun Club and consultation with other stakeholders and user groups.
The Queensland Government is working closely with the Queensland Rifle Association and key stakeholders on the design and location of the temporary facility to provide the best possible opportunities for future development of the facility post GC2018 subject to their own funding and planning approvals.
The initial scope of the Belmont Shooting Complex upgrades was determined by the GC2018 Bid which identified upgrades were required to meet international shooting competition requirements to the Full Bore, pistol shooting and clay target venues.
The Queensland Government engaged with a range of stakeholders in development of the project scope and design for the GC2018 project upgrades to meet current international sporting body requirements including the International Shooting Sport Federation, GOLDOC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
A Master Planning exercise was also undertaken for the Queensland Rifle Association to identify long-term opportunities for the Belmont Shooting Complex beyond GC2018 to ensure works proposed for GC2018 work with the long term plans for the site. This involved stakeholder consultation with the asset owner, lessee and sporting bodies such as Shooting Australia.
The Queensland Rifle Association are in discussions with Belmont Shooting Complex user groups to keep them informed.
The venue owner together with the lessee and sub-lessees have been directly involved in the planning discussions.
The Belmont site owner is the Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation.
The Lessee for the Belmont Shooting Complex site is the Queensland Rifle Association who is responsible for operating the Full Bore Range and the 300m range where the temporary clay target range.
The venue for the target shooting is sub-leased by the Queensland Target Sports.
Meetings with clubs who rent space on ranges affected by proposed works are also being undertaken.