Sustainable Remediation Design for a Clay Target Shooting Rang

4. Future Implementation

The government authorities are currently planning for community consultation to ensure the future use of the site is supported by the community. As part of the initial stages, all club infrastructure will be cleaned and removed from the site for their private use. It is expected that the community consultation and development of final future use plan will take approximately one year.

Upon commencement, it is expected that the proposed remedial actions, based on the principals of SR would take approximately three months to complete if delivered consecutively. Given the limited financial and human resources available for this project, the estimated cost of $AUD 680,000 for Scenario 2 is only a quarter of the original estimated remediation cost and the related works will take only around half the duration of conventional remediation techniques.


The authors thank the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Surf Coast Shire Council (SCS) for permission to use the former Winchelsea Gun Club as a case study for this paper.


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