The Villas were first started in 1989 with a grant from the Cooma Rotary Club and a committee of Rotarians and other volunteers was then formed.
The first villas were known as Sir William Hudson Retirement Units and were built at Fachin Avenue. They were built in stages –first 6, then 3 and another 3 for a total of 12.
In August 2005 the Brown Close site was acquired and 7 more villas were built and the name was later changed to Monaro Retirement Villas.
The committee is still entirely voluntary, but with a paid administrator.
Monaro Retirement Villas Limited is a non-profit making company set up to provide, maintain and manage accommodation for aged and/or disabled people. The registered office of the company is at BOYCE Chartered Accountants, 36 Bombala Street Cooma NSW 2630 who also act as Auditors and provide secretarial services
At present the Villages comprise 12 self-care units in Fachin Ave and the 7 units in brown close, Cooma North. Each of the units is of brick veneer construction comprising two bedrooms and a lock-up garage.
The Villages are designed to provide pleasant living conditions for people seeking an easily managed home in quiet surroundings.