SAF EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENT DECLARATION NOTICE + RE-OPENING OF SHOOTING RANGE
This is to advise SAF members that the Police have re-opened the use of the range however it comes with strict conditions due to the Emergency Environment Declaration Notice. SAF Members are reminded that the shooting disciplines are shot from a distance of 110m back from the shore line or beach and that the earth mound 12ft in height that serves as a background for all discharged projectiles to hit and discontinue their projection also serves as a barrier from big seas and waves that may splash onto the foreshore. This mound is right at the water’s edge acts as a natural barrier from waves and spray, therefore:
(a) There is no need for any shooter to be physically on the beach or in waters close to the range, and if permitted to continue using the range, all members are notified that the beach and nearby waters are restricted areas and are out of bounds.
(b) When the range is active, the foreshore and beach areas are restricted from use as a safety requirement.
(c) It is acknowledged that the air closest to the foreshore could be contaminated with spray and water particles from the polluted waters. To minimize exposure of SAF members to these elements, occupancy on the shooting range is limited to a maximum of 4 hours a day.
(d) The spray and pollutant in the air will be at its highest during periods of high tide when waves will be breaking on the beach closest to the shore. The range is not to be used during periods of high tide and 2 hours either side of the high tide mark.
SAF Members are reminded to abide by the strict conditions above and to take EXTREME due care and diligence to manage the risks involved when we are using the range - as is required of residents in the area.