The Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex (SHRSC) at Hill Top is a long-standing commitment to the sport of shooting by the NSW Government. It was first approved in 2010 to secure long term tenure for shooting clubs impacted by urban encroachment in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands Region.
It involved the transfer of more than 2800 hectares of land to the State’s National Park and Reserve system under an ‘off-set’ package as shooting clubs merge and relinquish their home ranges.
The existing 800 metre range was approved by Wingecarribee Shire Council (WSC) in 1986 and has been operational since 1987. The range was managed by the Southern Highlands Rifle Club until 15 February 2007, when the Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex Inc (SHRSC Inc), took over the day-to-day management. It is now operated by the Office of Sport along with a new 500m & 50m range under the auspice of the Sydney International Shooting Centre at Cecil Park.
Future additional ranges (200 metre range, shotgun range, indoor air range and clubhouse) are permitted in terms of the Minister’s Conditions of Approval.
Together these two shooting facilities will provide shooters with an ability to participate and shoot all the approved shooting events in NSW.