Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre to make use of geothermal energy technology

New Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre to make use of geothermal energy technology
March 14, 2019

Latrobe City Council has announced that, following an $8 million loan from the Victorian Government, it is to add geothermal technology to the under construction Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre.

The loan is in addition to the $46 million in Victorian Government funding already provided for the $85 million precinct in Traralgon.

With the Gippsland Basin representing an attractive target for geothermal energy, the technology will make use of heat stored naturally within subsurface rocks to provide natural heat for the Centre’s pools.

The Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) will also include an eight-lane 50 metre indoor pool with 500 seats for spectators, a 25-metre outdoor pool, warm water pool, indoor water play areas, water slides, gym, geothermal heating and a wellness centre.

The Traralgon Indoor Sports Stadium will be expanded to include additional courts for netball, basketball, badminton and other indoor sports, allowing it to host large-scale events.

In developing the facility, Latrobe City Council worked with key stakeholders such as Swimming Victoria to refine the scope of the aquatics components along with a nine-person Project Reference Group (PRG), taking inspiration and learnings from comparable centres across the state.

Latrobe Valley Authority Chief Executive Karen Cain advised Traralgon was seen as one of the best places for sporting competition in swimming, commenting “having state-of-the-art equipment and competition-level architecture... is extremely important to this community.

"I think one of the aims has been, not only for our local community, but to increase visitor economy here."

Work on the $63 million is expected to commence in the coming weeks.

Backed by the Victorian Government within its sports infrastructure fund from the $266 million Hazelwood transition fund, GRAC is expected to be finished by 2020.

Click here for more information on the project.

Image of GRAC courtesy of Peddle Thorp.

Related Articles

30th October 2018 - Envibe software drives increasing use of sport and recreation facilities at La Trobe University

28th September 2018 - Early 2019 construction start scheduled for Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre

15th May 2018 - Great Latrobe Park plan would transform defunct Hazelwood coal mine

19th July 2017 - New Scarborough Beach Pool to benefit from geothermal heating

13th April 2017 - Regional Victoria looks to bid for 2030 Commonwealth Games hosting

10th March 2017 - Victorian Government commits $85 million to aquatic and sport facilities in Latrobe Valley

1st April 2016 - Aquatics and Recreation Victoria releases energy benchmarking study for aquatic centres

10th November 2013 - Geothermal energy to power Kalgoorlie’s Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

ELITE POOL COVERS

Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Technology / Venues

 
 

Fitness On Demand

Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

Jonas Leisure

JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

SOLARWISE NSW DOLPHIN TECH

Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

GOPLAY COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business