Tony Turner will retire happy now that the Australian Clay Target Association Clubhouse and Function Centre is officially operation.
The Copland Street venue hosted 80 dignitaries and shooting enthusiasts at its official launch on Friday.
After securing $5.5 million in funding through the state government’s Restart NSW Regional Growth allocation, the club constructed a 1200-person conference room and 650-person dining facility.
The opening cemented ACTA’s status as Australia’s best, with the biggest range in the southern hemisphere.
It also follows the facility’s premiere event earlier this year.
In March, Wagga hosted the world shooting championships, which was the first event during the building’s interim certification.
“Our shooters, like Russell Mark, are world class. He regularly shoots in Europe and he rates [the Wagga range] as the best outside USA,” said ACTA executive officer, Tony Turner.
The launch became a winning conclusion to Mr Turner’s six-year tenure with the club, as he prepares to retire by the end of the year.
“I wanted to host the kind of events, and have the kind of venue that would be the envy of the world. I think I’ve done that now,” he said.