To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, <>
Subject: Shooters
From: "Graeme Gallienne" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:40:21 +1000
Hi Peter,

I don't know how many properties SSAA owns but do know of three in SEQ.  The 
one I've visited the most at Captain's Mountain is approximately 1,000 acres in 
area, mostly bushland but also contains several shooting ranges, one up to 1600 
metres long.  It also has a large lagoon near the accommodation area.

Of the properties I have visited all are shooting ranges for various types of 
target shooting - not hunting properties - and they are definitely designated 
as Nature Preservation Areas.  The whole property is registered as a range with 
the Police Weapons Branch.  I don't know how many properties SSAA own and don't 
understand the "expenses" you refer to in your email but the properties I have 
visited would not be productive farming country.  Income on individual 
properties would be generated from Range Fees and accommodation costs charged 
and I do know that the property at Captain's Mountain, Milmerran is booked out 
most weekends.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Shute  
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2011 4:57 PM
To: ; 
Subject: Shooters

It's good to hear a view from the other side. 

I'm interested to know why the SSAA maintains so many nature refuges for target 
shooting. It sounds great, but a little too good to be true. Can you explain 
this, please, Sandra? It sounds like an unnecessary expense just for ambience.
Peter Shute

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