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Nightingale Ballarat

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As the first Nightingale building in regional Victoria, Nightingale Ballarat strives to be an example of how community-centric buildings can be created in regional contexts.

Generous communal areas and landscaping are located at the ground floor, as well as a rooftop space with laundry facilities, productive gardens, and communal social spaces on the rooftop. Creating a sense of public generosity, the ground floor provides a landscaped forecourt to Davey Street with an abutting café space, enhancing street activation. A simple palette of robust materials harmonises with nearby trees and greenery, resulting in a building that reflects its context and surrounds.

We are proud to acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Nightingale Ballarat stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Design features

  • Fossil fuel-free
  • Average 8+ stars NatHERS rating
  • 27.65kW photovoltaic array
  • Low embodied energy materials
  • Embedded electricity network (100% GreenPower)
  • Embedded commercial-grade internet network
  • 16,000L rainwater collected for common area use and commercial tenancy toilets
  • Hydronic heater panel
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Shared rooftop with planter boxes and communal laundry
  • 14 car spaces (optional)

Media & press


  • 2023
    Australian Design Awards
    Multi-Residential (Silver)
  • 2022
    UDIA Awards for Excellence
    Environmental Excellence Award‍
  • 2022
    AIA Vic Awards
    Multi-Residential, Sustainability, Regional (Shortlisted)‍
  • 2022
    AZ Awards
    Multi-Residential & People’s Choice (Shortlisted)

Specs & Team

Ballarat, VIC
Part of Precinct
Apartment Mix

6 x 1 BR
19 x 2 BR
2 x 3 BR
2 x Commercial

Community Housing

6 homes pre-allocated to HCA



Project Manager
Hygge Property

Kate Longley
Derek Swalwell

Meet a resident

I knew that buying a house on my own would perhaps feel isolating for me. Nightingale’s model of community connection, I knew, would be great for me in Ballarat. The sustainability aspect and beautiful design also attracted me.

Placemaking in progress

The latest snapshots from the construction site and community meetups of
Nightingale Ballarat