NEW GEOTHERMAL AQUATIC CENTRE OPENS IN GIPPSLAND
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
The Andrews Labor Government is pleased to announce the opening of the $57 million Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in Traralgon.
The state-of-the-art centre is the first in Victoria to utilise geothermal heat from underground to heat its swimming pools.
It is an environmentally friendly, sustainable energy source, which will assist in significantly reducing the carbon footprint and providing annual energy cost savings for the Aquatic Centre.
The Victorian Government has provided $46 million in funding for the centre, that features a range of facilities for competitive swimming, leisure, general community use and major regional events. This includes an eight-lane 50 metre indoor swimming pool with 500 spectator seats.
The centre also includes a range of health and wellbeing features to suit everyone including an indoor play zone, wellness centre, gym, and water slides.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary of Water, Harriet Shing
“We are so proud to continue our support for the Latrobe Valley, and now that the GRAC is open, the well-being and community benefits, competitive advantages and calendar of elite sporting events will continue drive pride of place, improved health outcomes, and economic growth across the region.”