The Keperra Sanctuary Community Centre is a refurbished extension of the existing retirement village, which has been adapted to incorporate sustainability principles within the design.

Realised by architects Mostaghim & Associates, the Keperra Sanctuary project brief originally called for the existing building to be demolished and built anew, however the architects were dedicated to finding a solution which would retain as much the original building as possible whilst still allowing for its expansion.

Natural ventilation and shading is enhanced with the incorporation of large window openings, bifold doors and ceiling fans – reducing the need for auxiliary air conditioning.

Energy efficiency is integrated into the design with the use of solar electricity and solar heated water, LED light fittings as well as water and waste fixtures.

Incorporating the core values of community, longevity and sustainability through clever design; the Keperra Sanctuary Community Centre successfully integrates sustainable building principles, all the while considering the continual and ever-changing care for the residents.


  • Maintaining existing building envelope
  • Improved solar access and penetration
  • Solar panel installation 15kW
  • Solar H/W system
  • Cross ventilation
  • Energy efficient ceiling fans
  • Water saving fixtures/ fittings
  • Water tank installation
  • LED lighting
  • Community gardens and engagement program
  • Recycled building materials
  • 100% recyclable carpet tiles
  • Low VOC paints