Recreation Projects

Recreations Plans

Tracks, Trails and Paths Strategy

Latrobe City Council has finalised the development of a Tracks, Trails and Paths Strategy and Implementation plan 2016-2021(PDF, 211KB) to guide planning, development and promotion of tracks, trails and paths across Latrobe City.  The strategy and implementation plan were adopted by Latrobe City Council on 20 June 2016.

It is important that environments where we live and work support physical activity and recreation.  The urban and built environment can have a significant impact on our health including influencing opportunities for walking, cycling and public transport use, as well as recreational physical activity.

Increasing walking and cycling within Latrobe City are elements imperative to delivering on the strategic objectives of the Latrobe City Council Plan 2013 – 2017 and the recently adopted Latrobe City Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013 – 2017.  A well planned Tracks, Trails and Paths Strategy will contribute to the ongoing principles outline in both of these plans.  It will support the evidence that connected neighbourhoods will result in urban environment that provide healthier, more socially integrated, safe and equitable for their residents.

A five year Tracks Trails and Paths Implementation plan 2016-2021 identifies priorities for the construction of missing link paths and paths in linear reserves, installation of drinking fountains as well as the development of a wayfinding signage plan.

If you would like any further information about the strategy(PDF, 18MB) and implementation plan(PDF, 211KB), please contact Karen Tsebelis, Coordinator Recreation & Open Space on (03) 5128 5483 or email

Traralgon to Morwell Shared Pathway Feasibility Study

The Traralgon to Morwell Shared Pathway Feasibility Study aims to present a design option for a shared pathway between Traralgon and Morwell that is sustainable.  Following extensive community consultation and a detailed biodiversity investigation, Latrobe City Council adopted the preferred route for the pathway in December 2013.

Latrobe City Council has applied for funding from VicRoads for construction of the shared path.  Council is awaiting a decision on this application.

For further information about this project, please contact Karen Tsebelis, Coordinator Recreation and Open Space on (03) 5128 5483.

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Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre

The concept designs for the proposed Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in Traralgon have been adopted by Council. The facility would be the only competition 50 metre indoor facility between eastern Melbourne to the New South Wales border.

It’s an exciting design for a centre that has the potential to be a huge attraction not only for Traralgon and Latrobe City but also for the greater Gippsland region. The facility is set to become the centre of swimming in the region and would be known as the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre.

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For more information about this project, please contact Jamey Mullen, Manager Recreational Liveability on (03) 5128 5629 or email

Recreation Needs Assessment

Latrobe City Council will commence the Latrobe City Council Recreation Needs Assessment project in July 2016.

Latrobe City Council has a diverse range of recreation facilities across the municipality.  All Council owned/managed facilities have been subject to detailed planning studies, including township and site specific master plans.

Latrobe City Council needs a review undertaken of its recreation projects to ensure that projects that are selected for completion are based upon the following principles:

  • current and future participation needs/trends,
  • Occupation Health & Safety priorities and
  • Align with future funding opportunities including:
    • Environmentally Sustainable Design
    • Universal Design
    • Multipurpose/Multi-use
    • Regional Facility hierarchy
    • State & National Sporting body plans

For information relating to this project, please contact Karen Tsebelis, Coordinator Recreation & Open Space by email or telephone (03) 5128 5483.