Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre

The Gippsland Aquatic Centre is a landmark project that has put Traralgon, a small town in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, on the map. It is the first pool complex in Victoria to utilise geothermally heated water in the pool itself. The project is a result of a successful collaboration between the local council and Rockwater, who conducted extensive testing to locate aquifers that could access bores 600 metres underground to tap the dormant heat and use it for heating the pool.

The Gippsland Aquatic Centre is an impressive facility that boasts a 50-metre indoor pool, a 25-metre outdoor pool, a learn-to-swim pool, a toddler pool, two water slides, and a spa. The centre is an ideal venue for regional competitions and families in the area. The facility offers a wide range of amenities and activities that cater to people of all ages.

The Gippsland Aquatic Centre is a significant milestone in sustainable energy use in Victoria. It demonstrates how geothermal energy can be used effectively for heating large-scale facilities. The project aligns with the Victorian government’s goal of reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. The use of geothermal energy reduces the reliance on fossil fuels and has a positive impact on the environment.

The Gippsland Aquatic Centre is a valuable addition to the town, attracting visitors and contributing to the local economy. The project showcases the benefits of innovative, sustainable, and community-driven initiatives. It is a testament to the commitment of the local council and the community to create a vibrant and sustainable future for Traralgon and the surrounding areas. The Gippsland Aquatic Centre is not only a world-class facility but also a model for sustainable development that can be replicated in other parts of the country.


Gippsland Latrobe Valley, Victoria


Thomson Adsett / Peddle Thorp



Builder Name:

ADCO Constructions

Applicator Name:


Product Used:

Nullifire SC902

Date of Completion:

March 2020

Area Fire Rated:


Value of Project:


Volume of Products Used:

1000 KG

Reasons Product/s Were Used:

  • 2-hour Structural steel fire protection
  • Cost effective Solution
  • Fast factory application
  • Stakeholder relationship

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