Latrobe Leisure members will be able to access the new Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) in Traralgon, with reciprocal membership rights.
Due to open in late March 2021, GRAC will include two large water slides, an indoor water play zone, a warm water therapy pool with spa, a learn to swim pool, sauna and steam rooms, and a wellness centre. There will also be a 25 metre outdoor pool, café and retail precinct, gymnasium and group fitness rooms, and wet and dry change facilities.
“Latrobe Leisure members are bound to be in awe of the modern and first-class facilities at GRAC, with reciprocal membership rights,” Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said.
“For example, if you are Latrobe Leisure Bronze - Aquatic member, you can use the pool at GRAC. If you are a Latrobe Leisure Gold member, you will have access to the equivalent facilities at GRAC.
“It’s a new era for our community as GRAC nears closer to opening. Preparations for the opening are gathering pace and a range of finishing touches will be made over the coming weeks, all in readiness for the doors to be swung open for our first visitors!”
GRAC the centrepiece of the Victorian Government’s $85 million Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative – led by the Latrobe Valley Authority will be operated by the YMCA, which has operated leisure centres on behalf of numerous councils in Australia.
The YMCA was chosen by Latrobe City Council to operate GRAC after a competitive tender process and will work with Council to provide industry-leading programs that deliver improved recreation, health and wellbeing outcomes to the community while ensuring GRAC’s financial sustainability.
To celebrate Latrobe Leisure’s new arrangement with the YMCA, Latrobe Leisure will be extending its current Gold membership for the price of Bronze offering until the end of March 2021.