The roof over Eagle Park’s Main Range 1 is up and shooters are able to use the range from tomorrow, Friday September, 27.
It has been one year and 12 days since a freak gust of wind broke dyna bolts and peeled back the old roof.
A series of hold ups through insurance company delays and unforeseen obstacles has frustrated efforts to replace the roof.
However, once builders had the all clear, they were able to complete the works within two months.
“It’s been a long and frustrating process, but we very glad it’s finally up,” said SSAA Victoria Facilities Manager Shaun Doyle.
“We took into consideration suggestions from our members and range users, including the idea of sound baffling.
“However, we discovered that for an additional cost of up to $100,000, we would only have achieved 3 decibels difference. With firearms averaging around 150 decibels, we determined adequate hearing protection was a more effective alternative.”
While the range is operational, there are still a few minor finishing jobs to fully complete the rebuild. It’s expected these will be finished within two weeks.