Rumbalara Multi-Aged Care Complex

Shepparton North | Victoria

Value   $45m
Status  Completed 2012

The design brief for the Indigenous specific 30 bed ‘elder care facility’ was based around incorporating natural bush materiality elements of the nearby Barmah State Forest to reflect the traditional wetland lifestyle and culture of the local Shepparton Yorta Yorta and Bangaran peoples.

The facility includes a cafe and dining spaces for both internal and adjoining external independent living unit residents, activities areas, lounge, hairdressing, podiatry and a dedicated palliative care unit with separate lounge and meal facilities able to accommodate extended family visits. 

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative  & 
Rural Housing Network

Jackie Winkelman