Wiradjuri Country

Public Architecture

Completed 2021

This brand-new landmark community facility houses a gym, meeting room, catering kitchen, amenities and an event /function room for up to 100 people.


Regional Design Service were first approached by the Urana Aquatic Centre Committee to help them scope a new community centre for their town in 2017.


Unique in design, the building features three hipped roof forms that grow in height toward the lake’s edge - almost like a hipped roof mini ‘Sydney Opera House’ in rural New South Wales.


Our inspiration for the roof came from expansive farmhouses seen from a distance on rural roads throughout the Urana region and largely designed by notable Corowa Architect A.C. Macknight.


Within the building are three large community spaces that each have their own unique vaulted ceilings. The function room features a cylindrical void that meets the vaulted roof over and panoramic views to the lake and landscape.


Our professional involvement directly with the community ensured that we could bring them on the journey of delivering a large public asset, which is something we are passionate about.

We acknowledge the Bangerang, Wiradjuri, Jaitmatang and Waveroo people on whose country we work and create.

We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

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Nominated Registered Architect 

Phillip Nielsen

NSW  Reg No. 10322

VIC    Reg No. 19672

QLD   Reg No. 5331