It's been a long time since a rifle was shot at a clay target in Mount Isa, but a local group is hoping to change that.
The Mount Isa Clay Target Club was formed in 1968 and used to live at Kalkadoon Park and has been homeless ever since the rodeo shut down there and moved to Buchanan Park.
The Club has continued since then but members have been forced to travel for their sport to Cloncurry, Normanton and Karumba, the only other clay target venues in the North West.
However plans are in place to bring the sport back to Stack City.
A few weeks ago Mount Isa City Council agreed to Mount Isa Clay Target Cub Incorporated's request to waive a development application fee of $3525 for a proposed outdoor sports facility use.
Club secretary Bob Bentley said it was the first step to getting a plot of land at Lake Moondarra on the eastern side of Moondarra Drive.
"The station owners have agreed there is no problem and we are going through the usual rigmarole talking to government departments," Mr Bentley said.
"We then have to get a material change of use through council.
"We've been talking to the Mount Isa Water Board who came up with this land not too far from the dam but it is well away from the catchment area but we need a fair bit of land to comply with licensing requirements."
Mr Bentley said they would be erecting a concrete slab for targets as well as putting three containers on the site and a shooting trap in front of that.
"Hopefully we can start building something out there this year," he said.
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