A gathering place celebrating the region’s finest

In the mid 1800’s, a man named James Maiden created a meeting place for travellers and locals alike at the junction of the Campaspe and Murray rivers. Aptly he named it the Junction Inn. This history is the inspiration for the Junction Moama. Designed as a venue that gathers the best local food, wines, and refreshing craft beers, the Junction is a place where the rustic charm of colonial days meets the comfort of contemporary culture.

Our client, Moama Bowling Club was looking to add a new dimension to their existing club portfolio. Our design brief was to create a venue that was inspirational, and provided a great hospitality experience throughout, and something that would attract people from both the local area of Echuca Moama and beyond.

With a focus on creating intimate pockets, – a cocktail lounge, cellar room and wine bar, an inviting restaurant overlooking lush gardens and water ponds – our design centred around the idea of a pavilion which sits within and landscaped garden, using materials and finishes that reflect the region.

Rustic meets contemporary

Embracing the rustic and industrial aesthetic of the area, we envisioned a contemporary space with a relaxed, inviting atmosphere offering a range of dining and drinking experiences. One of the most inspiring aspects of this project is the level of detailing and finishes achieved throughout. With clever combinations of re-purposed bricks, packing crates and verandah poles contrasting against the beautiful polished tiles, bespoke murals and finished joinery – the result is a warm, and unique space where members feel at home.

The construction of Junction Moama was handled as a true community project with all trades and sub-contractors locally engaged, ensuring all money from the project stayed within the town, supporting the local community on every level. In recognition of their great work, the builders, KGB Constructions, also went on to win the Master Builders of Victoria ‘Regional Commercial Builder of the Year’ award for the project.

All Junction staff were also employed and trained locally. As a result, it provides a real sense of pride and ownership within the community, and locals have a deep love for the Junction.

The construction of Junction Moama was handled as a true community project.