"'Peter Shute'" <>, <>
"Graeme Gallienne" <>
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:40:21 +1000
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
From: Peter Shute
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2011 4:57 PM
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.
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