Learn about the creation of Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) — the successor to the 1964, City of Moorabbin, Northern Memorial Pool.

A dedicated, year-round recreation centre

Many outdoor pools were built in the years after the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Yet as recently as 2006, the Council had no all-year-round pools — and minimal indoor recreation facilities.

In 2006–07, Council consulted the public and the concept for the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre was born.

Designed for Every Body

GESAC is designed around the needs of the Glen Eira population. It pays particular attention to improve the health and recreational needs of:

  • seniors (eg. hydrotherapy)
  • youngsters (eg. learn-to-swim)
  • those of all ages and abilities

Significant funding contributions were received of $10 million from the Federal Government and $2.5 million from the Victorian State Government. An option for an indoor sports stadium was included. Council was able to secure another $2 million from the State Government in late 2009 to allow this to be included as part of the project.

The construction and opening

Watch Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre rise from the ground, from 2009 to 2012.

Built on the site of the Northern Memorial Pool in Bentleigh East, GESAC has quickly become one of the most popular leisure and wellbeing facilities in Australia.