Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre

The $57 million Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) is the centrepiece of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $85 million sports and infrastructure package, providing Latrobe City with the opportunity to fulfil its long held desire for a facility of this type for its community members.

The centre will feature a range of facilities for competitive swimming, leisure, general community use and major regional events including:

  • Competition pool: 8 Lane x 51.5 metre with moveable boom to make 2 x 25 metre pools or variable options
  • 500 spectator seats
  • Large indoor water play zone
  • Toddlers pool
  • Large warm water therapy pool with spa
  • Learn to swim / leisure pool
  • Sauna & steam rooms
  • Gymnasium and group fitness rooms
  • 2 x large water slides
  • Wellness centre
  • 25 m outdoor pool
  • Geothermal heating
  • Café & retail space
  • 250 space car park, landscaping, public lighting & security

This project has strong community support, and will be designed in consultation with local residents, key user groups and stakeholders.


Geothermal Energy System

Latrobe City Council are installing a geothermal energy system at Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in the coming months.

The geothermal energy system will be used to heat the pools and the facility.

The geothermal system is an environmentally friendly and sustainable energy source that will significantly reduce the carbon footprint within Latrobe City by 700 tonnes.

This energy system will also see financial savings in operating costs, estimated at $370K per year .

Find out how the system will be installed, how it works, and why we are excited about it.


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Project timeline

Planning and design: 2018

Construction start: mid 2019

Completion: December 2020 - January 2021

Funding: $57 million

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