Credit: Olympic Co-ordination Authority
The NSW Government's Olympic Co-ordination Authority developed the Shooting Centre at Cecil Park in south-western Sydney on a 78 hectare site of the Cecil Park Clay Target Club's current home.
Construction on the $30 million Shooting Centre commenced in March 1998 and was completed in September 1999. The centre will leave a legacy for the sport of shooting in New South Wales as a venue for local, national and international competitions.
The building’s design eflects the character of Australian rural architecture. The 280 metre main complex will have a sweeping angled roof, reaching to nine metres above ground level.
The Shooting Centre incorporates three Olympic shotgun ranges, a fully enclosed 10 metre indoor range for air rifle, air pistol and moving target disciplines, a 25 metre range, a 50 metre range and a finals range.
The partially-enclosed longer ranges are for small bore pistol and rifle events and fitted with International Shooting Union (UIT) approved electronic target and scoring systems. During the Olympics, rifle and pistol finals will be held on a purpose-built range, with a scoreboard and 2500 seat grandstand.
The venue includes outdoor facilities for the "trap and skeet" shotgun events. The shotgun final will be held on a trap and skeet finals range with seating for 4000 spectators.
Permanent seating for 1,250 people will be augmented by temporary seats to accommodate 10,000 spectators during the Olympic Games.