This year’s Easter working bee had the best turn out of members in many years; over 49 members – plus a number of friends – came to help over the four days of the Easter long weekend. Thankfully the weather was kind to us, and much was able to be achieved.
Tasks undertaken included:
- Excavation and installation of the new concrete drop off at the firing point
- Drainage works at firing point
- Painting and repair of rifle racks
- Installation of a new hut heater, kindly donated by Paul and Toscha
- Repair to hut window
- Repairs/insulation of hut wall
- Hut roof repairs
- Reshelving and organising contents of the hut office and general hut tidy up
- Trail clearing and wood cutting
- Building of a new mat-transport sled
- Removal and refurbishment of targets
- Widening of lanes to IBU standards
- Reinstallation of targets at new lane width
- Weed removal
- Painting of entire target infrastructure
- Installation of new leadcatchers (pre-fabricated by Wal)
- Installation of new Hotham sign above target infrastructure (prefabricated by Wal)
There is still much work to do. This is the first part of the Range Redevelopment 2016-2017, together with rollerski track. Planning preparations are underway to allow major earthworks to be performed next summer.
Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time, tools and expertise before, during and after the weekend. We are pleased to thank again Greg O’Donoghoe and Mount Hotham Resort Management for their ongoing advice and support.
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