QRA updates

Board Update May '23

The board held its first meeting with our new Independent Board member Ryan Shaw and QRA member Board member, Leon Lindley on Saturday 6 May.

The below portfolios have been allocated to Board members.


Board MemberPositionRepresentative on Sub-Committee
Andrew McKillopChairmanAudit, Assurance and Risk (member)
Darren EnslinDeputy ChairmanCompetitions Committee (Chair)
Cheryl DixonTreasurer / IndependentFinance Committee (Member)
Chris HillMemberCommemorative Committee (Member)
Ching TanMemberBelmont Complex (Member)
David NeelyMemberAudit, Assurance and Risk (member)
Leon LindleyMemberAudit, Assurance and Risk (Chair)
Ryan ShawIndependentGovernance Committee (member)

AGM – Members Forum – Communications Plan

Following the 2023 AGM the Board held a Members Forum where among other things a Communications Plan was presented to the members present. The Plan will be published and sent to members in the very near future. In essence, the Plan shows what to expect from the Association in terms of communications and when. The basis for this was derived from club surveys and personal interviews with members.

As part of the moving the Plan forward a sub working group will be established to execute the various parts identified. We look forward to putting this in motion and gaining feedback from members.

Plant and Machinery

The QRA has owned a bulldozer for a number of years, it was required when the soil earthworks was allowed on the site. Given the cessation, for the near and medium future of this program it has been deemed an asset that is no longer needed by the Association and has been sold. Funds from the sale of the bulldozer will be used to purchase a more suitable machine for the continued site operations in the form of an excavator. It is expected such a machine will also be used in dry hiring out to other site users.

Belmont Front Entrance

There are some works that have been approved for the upgrade of the front entrance to the Belmont Shooting Complex. This includes upgrade to the front fence and some electrical work to light up the entrance. This work will be conducted over the next 12 months as approvals and funding is available. These upgrades are part of the continued work of the Commemorations Committee.

Board Strategic Plan

As part of a continual review process the Board will be meeting shortly to review the Strategic Plan for the Association. The review will assess any changes to our operating environment and whether any new opportunities exist for the Association. Outcomes from the review will be used to develop the 12 month operational workplan. The Board will update members of any changes to the Strategic Plan in due course.

Membership renewal

Memberships are due for renewal in July 2023, the office will be sending out information
regarding the fees in the near future to your all your clubs. The QRA fees have
increased by $5.00 per adult, the first QRA fee increase in a few years now.
Please work with your club to ensure your membership remains current.

State Championships

The Competition Committee is currently finalising the program for the State Championships in August. Once finalised the program will be sent out to the members. Given the change in our head of state the QRA Kings will deliver on our very successful events held in the past.

Executive Officer Leave

Peter Doig has taken some well deserved leave and will be away from 11 May until 23 June 2023. If you should need anything from the office please contact either Alex Hynes, Operations Manager.

About Us

The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs.   Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).

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Belmont Shooting Complex