Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre

The 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 fulfill its long held desire for a facility of this type for its constituents.

The centre will feature a range of facilities for competitive swimming, leisure, general community use and major regional events, including a 50 metre indoor swimming pool with spectator seating.

This project has strong community support, and will be designed in consultation with Latrobe City constituents.

What’s happening now?

Council’s pre-existing master plan for the GRAC is being revised to deliver a bigger and better project, made possible by a larger than anticipated funding allocation of $46 million from the Victorian Government.

Council is working with Swimming Victoria to refine the scope of the aquatics components and a project reference group is currently being appointed, including community representatives, to help guide the process.

A feasibility and business plan will then be developed including consultation with local stakeholders, clubs and user groups.

Council is currently undertaking a recruiting process for a Senior Project Manager to oversee the GRAC delivery.

The appointment of members to the project group will be confirmed after the Council meeting on Monday 5 February.

Project timeline

Planning and design: 2018

Completion: mid-2021

Funding: $46 million