Construction has started on suburban Darwin’s first off-the-grid house, which may be the first in the Northern Territory to receive an 8.5 star NatHERS rating for energy efficiency.
Former Fremantle and Beaconsfield digger Ernest Aberle MM. BEM. is the last of 10 First World War soldiers to be honoured in Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) restoration of Fremantle’s historic Gunners’ Cottages.
Across the last three days parts of the east coast of Australia have been subject to severe storms.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is celebrating after taking home the gold from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Annual Report Awards, after last winning in 2006.
This week Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has the privilege and honour to present the 2016 Anzac Lunch for Legacy. The event marks the lead up to Anzac Day and puts the efforts of our diggers at the forefront of mind, as we remember all that they sacrificed to provide what we have today.
When Chris McGuire called his wife Katie to tell her they had won a $50,000 prize package in a promotion at Breezes Muirhead, she was excited and very surprised.
Sponsorship from Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is helping the Australian Military Wives Choir (AMWC) tackle the tyranny of distance, covering travel expenses so the group’s National Music Director can attend rehearsals across three states to train members.
Despite talk of a slowing residential market, buyers have embraced Defence Housing Australia’s Crimson Hill project in Lindfield, with all apartments now sold out.
A wonderful piece of architectural and military history has been unveiled as the latest jewel in Fremantle’s heritage crown. The Gunners’ Cottages, a series of 10 cottages along the Queen Victoria Street entrance to Fremantle, have been given a multi-million dollar facelift by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) following its purchase of the site in 2013.
Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), today celebrated the start of construction on 62 townhouses at its new north Melbourne residential development, The Parade.
A Defence Housing Australia (DHA) sponsored program established in the Northern Territory (NT) continues to provide a pathway to qualifications for Indigenous people.
DHA has released a request for proposal (RFP) inviting proposals for the acquisition of land and development and operation of a childcare centre and neighbourhood facilities at Muirhead NT.
DHA has released a request for tender (RFT) inviting qualified and experienced residential maintenance contractors to provide services for several trades.
Only 11 Crimson Hill properties remain on the market as the sales success of the first Defence Housing Australia (DHA) apartment development continues.
The sod was officially turned today for Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) new apartment and commercial space in the heart of Fremantle’s East End.
The release of completed apartments in Tubbs View and Dunstan Grove has been incredibly well received with two-thirds of the 50 apartments now sold since their launch to market, with a total value of more than $30 million.
Shout Ridge is starting to reveal itself with the distinctive curves of the balconies taking shape and the soaring front balconies being formed up.
There has been a lot of differing media commentary over the years about Defence Housing Australia (DHA) as an investment option. This article explores the common misconceptions about DHA property investments.
An effort to ensure the safety of Defence Housing Australia (DHA) staff has been awarded top honours at this year’s Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards.
It’s that time of the year when Defence families across the country are packing up their belongings and preparing to post to their next home. With this in mind, and the quickly looming Christmas and New Year holiday period, we want to make sure you know how to get in contact with us during this busy time.
DHA's 166 new apartments and commercial space in the heart of Fremantle’s East End has moved one step closer to reality.
Our Breezes Muirhead residential development in Darwin’s northern suburbs has taken out two awards at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Northern Territory Awards for Excellence.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited a building project which is taking a refreshing new look at the way we build new homes in Australia.
Sixty Leanyer Primary School students participated in Planet Ark’s 20th National Schools Tree Day today, planting approximately 400 native trees, shrubs and grasses at Breezes Muirhead.
Accomplished senior public servant Ms Jan Mason has been appointed as Acting Managing Director of Defence Housing Australia (DHA).
DHA has taken out two awards at the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA) Australian Service Excellence Awards in Melbourne this week.
Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), has celebrated the start of construction on the first of three Members Choice Accommodation (MCA) developments to be built in the local Brisbane area.
The DHA team recently greeted approximately 30 local community members in the leafy suburb of Glenroy, eager to learn more about this long awaited development.
Defence Housing Australia’s residential development ‘Bluewattle’ is helping to build futures in Rasmussen, proudly supporting Gtec’s Building Our Future program to create a community garden at the Upper Ross Community Centre.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been nominated as one of seven finalists for ‘Best Industry Advertising Campaign’ for the upcoming 2015 Australian Mortgage Awards
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has once again proven its standing as one of Australia’s premier residential developers, winning three awards at the annual Master Builders NT (MBANT), Excellence in Building and Construction (EBC) Awards.
Six locals have joined the growing list of green graduates in the Northern Territory, after completing the most recent round of Greening Australia’s program to up skill indigenous youth.
The Hunter Valley’s newest development is beginning to look like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, after a challenging start. Stage one civil works are nearing completion at Wirraway Thornton, a Defence Housing Australia (DHA) residential development, after the site was effected by the storms that hit the area in April.
As one of the newest and most innovative communities in Darwin, our award-winning development Breezes Muirhead featured on the television show 'Best Houses Australia’. This television series showcases some of the most exciting and visually stunning housing projects in Australia.
Defence Housing Australia’s Chair, the Hon. Sandy Macdonald, has welcomed the announcement by Government that it will not proceed with a sale.
The Assistant Minister for Defence the Hon. Stuart Robert today accepted the AE2 residential development on behalf of its future residents, ADF members and their families.
If you dream of finding your own little pocket of serenity, right in the heart of Canberra, your new address awaits you at Fetherston Ridge. But you might have some stiff competition as registrations for the upcoming land auction are going through the roof.
A new study has just been released which aims to bridge the ever-widening gap between the changing household profile and housing types available in the market.
The Federal Government’s announcement to scrap the privatisation of DHA could not have come at a better time for those looking to invest in the property market in Australia. Our investment product has always been low-risk and Government-backed.
Across the last three days much of the east coast of NSW has been subject to severe storm conditions. One of the worst hit areas has been the Hunter region, but also affected are homes in Sydney and the Illawarra regions.
The first release of land at the Hunter Valley’s newest residential development is about to take flight.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is asking all Australians, ‘what do you look forward to?’ through its latest marketing campaign. The integrated campaign highlights the security and guaranteed rental return of investing in DHA property.
Breezes Muirhead will soon be home to Darwin’s largest installation of solar panels in a single suburb thanks to our partnership with Country Solar NT.
A very special war hero, with a story that will be passed down through the ages, was honoured this week at Warner Lakes The Reserve.
Chen Guo is so impressed with Breezes Muirhead that he purchased a second land lot in the neighbourhood on Saturday, securing a 654 m² lot in the newly released Euros neighbourhood.
The Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA) and RMIT University today opened applications for a new program to support Defence members to transition into the business world.
The Northern Territory’s flagship Anzac Centenary event kicks off today; retracing the journey of Victoria Cross recipient Albert Borella to enlist in the First World War.
Greening Australia’s National Board of Directors was among a group of approximately 30 conservationists that visited Breezes Muirhead last week, to learn about the successful cooperative conservation activities under way on the site.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has commenced the first stages of work on the restoration of the historic ‘Gunners’ Cottages’ in Fremantle.
On Saturday 31 January, two great nephews of one of Australia's finest war heroes attended a special Open Day to celebrate the completion of new apartments in his memory.
Stakeholders of one of Canberra’s newest developments ‘Fetherston Ridge’ in Weston have had the opportunity to walk through a selection of new homes this week, as Defence Housing Australia (DHA) showcases its premier ACT site to the community.
As Christmas fast becomes a distant memory and the New Year is now in full flight, there is often one thing on everyone’s minds … returns.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) recently completed its Heartwood residential development in the leafy suburb of Voyager Point.
Friday 12 December marked an exciting milestone for our Members Choice Accommodation (MCA) program as the 500th property entered the property portfolio.
On Saturday 6 December, residents came out to enjoy the 'community end of year party' at the AE2 residential development in Ermington. The community event was to celebrate one year since AE2 welcomed its first residents and the final completion of all 210 townhouses this year.
On Sunday 7 December, Crimson Hill celebrated a major milestone by welcoming its first residents to the neighbourhood.
First home buyers, downsizers and young families – almost of third of whom had already purchased at DHA’s Lindfield development Crimson Hill on Sydney’s leafy North Shore - were among those to buy out the final stage of one and two-bedroom apartments at the development this week.
Buyers snapped up the latest release at Defence Housing Australia's (DHA) Crimson Hill development, Shout Ridge, on the weekend, with only a few apartments still available.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has met with experts from the financial services and superannuation industries at the recent ‘Stepping it up’ ASFA 2014 National Conference Super Expo in Melbourne and the Financial Planners Association Congress in Adelaide.
DHA’s partnership with Darwin builder PTM Group has seen its leading residential development in Darwin, Breezes Muirhead, take out top honours at the premier building industry awards recently.
The Breezes Muirhead community has raised $9,000 for Royal Darwin Hospital at their annual Family Fun Day, enabling the Hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art portable ultrasound for its Paediatrics Ward.
DHA’s premier residential development in Darwin, Breezes Muirhead, is a finalist in the Northern Territory Natural Resource Management (NRM) awards for its Indigenous training program.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) lessors have gathered in Canberra and Sydney in October to get the Inside Word on their DHA property investment.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has welcomed key changes to the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme, which will allow the award-winning developer to save approximately $15 million across a 12-month period and open its construction tenders to multitude of small businesses across the country.
Investors looking to sell their Defence Housing Australia (DHA) properties mid-lease will now be able to access a bank of qualified real estate agents, and keen investors, as part of a new panel arrangement.
Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) officially launched its Bluewattle Builder Display Village to the public in Townsville over the weekend.
It took just two hours on Saturday for all 27 land lots in the first release of Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Orchard Rise to sell out.
A recently completed apartment complex in Stafford was handed over by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works today.
Home buyers are encouraged to get in quick and register their interest with leading for the opportunity to purchase one of 31 highly-anticipated land lots within Kellyville’s latest residential development – Orchard Rise – ahead of the official land release on Saturday 11 October 2014 at 10am.
Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) award-winning development Crimson Hill had a visit from 30, year one, Lindfield Public School students yesterday as part of an environmental sustainability program.
The Australian Institute of Architects’ ACT Chapter has launched a new competition set to shake up housing options for Canberra’s growing population.
Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), today celebrated the start of construction on 47 low-emission homes at its northern Brisbane residential development, Warner Lakes The Reserve.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) joined with other organisations that provide support services to Defence to discuss the future of aligned, cooperative and consultative defence/industry partnership.
DHA has this week officially opened its Adelaide Contact Centre, a part of the new National Housing Network model.
As Defence families gear up for another posting cycle, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has launched an innovative new communication tool to assist members to connect while on the move.
We are proud to support Legacy Week, an annual national appeal that raises awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.
Two Defence Housing Australia (DHA) projects in the Northern Territory (NT) have taken out awards in the Master Builders Northern Territory Excellence Awards last week.
The children of Defence families at The Willows State School got a very special visitor, with Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) favourite fury friend Rex D. Dog dropping by to help the school’s librarian read his book, Sticking Together, to a group of more than 80 Defence kids.
Generally speaking, your 20s are about career development, with a focus on building assets and wealth.
DHA’s Bluewattle residential development has yet again proved why it is the one of the most exciting new developments in Queensland, securing a Master Builders Far North Queensland Housing & Construction Award.
Chief Information Officer, Shane Nielsen, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Defence Housing Australia.
The Minister for Finance Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann has today announced the appointment of business and legal advisers for the scoping study into the future ownership of Defence Housing Australia (DHA).
DHA’s residential development in Lindfield, Sydney has been recognised as one the state’s best, winning the UDIA NSW's award for excellence in marketing (residential estates).
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) recently opened three modular homes constructed as part of a pilot project in Johnston, Northern Territory.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the Canberra Raiders are encouraging all Raiders’ fans to snap a beanie selfie.
Tender documents for the scoping study into the future ownership options of DHA were released on Friday 27 June 2014 via AusTender.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is making it even easier for Defence members to invest in its property investment program by doubling the discount for Defence members.
On 19 June, Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Managing Director, Peter Howman joined more than 1,000 CEO’s across Australia spend a night sleeping rough, to experience homelessness first-hand for the 2014 St Vincent de Paul Society CEO Sleepout.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been announced in the Federal Budget as one of the government agencies to be a part of a privatisation scoping study. The results of this study will determine if and when DHA will be sold.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) acknowledged the important role of women in the rugby league community recently during the National Rugby League (NRL) Women in League round.
The Crimson Hill residential development, located alongside Sydney’s Lane Cove National Park, is now boasting a green tinge of its own with the announcement it has received the esteemed EnviroDevelopment green tick of approval from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
On Sunday 18 May, DHA’s favourite friend Rex D. Dog joined a crowd of more than 10,000 animal lovers and their furry friends at the Million Paws Walk in Canberra.
TODAY show’s celebrity vet Dr Katrina Warren joined Managing Director Peter Howman and Rex D. Dog at Gold Creek station to launch Defence Housing Australia’s second children’s book Sticking Together.
TV vet, and mother of one, Dr Katrina Warren will launch the second in a series of books aimed at kids of Defence force families on Sunday 18 May at Gold Creek Station, Hall. The book, Sticking Together, is a light-hearted story aimed at four to eight-year-olds.
Attention kids of the ACT and surrounding region, here’s your chance to win a one-off experience with the mighty Green Machine!
The Easter Bunny hopped along to Breezes Muirhead on Sunday, entertaining the community’s children with a fun-filled scramble for Easter eggs through one of the community’s parks.
The Canberra Raiders and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) are proud to announce that they will extend their marketing agreement into the 2015 season, making this a three-year agreement.
Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) new residential development Bayriver located in Largs North is the first South Australian project for the innovative developer to receive the esteemed EnviroDevelopment green tick of approval from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
The Bluewattle residential development in Townsville, is the first Queensland project for DHA to receive the esteemed EnviroDevelopment green tick of approval from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
Last week we invited the community to celebrate our residential development in Yamanto, Ipswich. With stage two nearing completion, the celebration kicked off with stakeholders attending an official event to showcase the new housing.
Moving a family around the country from one posting cycle to the next is a challenge that every Defence family faces, but doing so when you have big family and several pets creates a whole new meaning to the word challenge.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) staff member Jon Barnes, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution and performance with an Australia Day Achievement Medallion.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has engaged award-winning heritage local firm Griffiths Architects to provide expert advice on the restoration of the heritage-listed Fremantle Married Quarters.
Defence members will soon reside in award-winning developments ‘Waterview’ and ‘The Edge Apartments’ at Maribyrnong’s Edgewater Estate in Victoria.
Breezes Muirhead is the first residential community in the Northern Territory to achieve the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment rating for excellence in sustainability, one of only nineteen residential communities in Australia to have received accreditation across six areas.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) last week planted a tree to commemorate the successful launch to its partnership with Greening Australia at Breezes Muirhead.
The new residents of Heartwood, Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) residential development at Voyager Point, enjoyed a chance to meet their neighbours recently and enjoy a game of street cricket to celebrate the start of construction at the site.
Unique, bushland apartments, some so sensitive to their location they appear more like treehouses, are to be released at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) new residential community at Lindfield this month.
Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) newest residential development AE2, located 5km east of Parramatta CBD and 15km west of Sydney CBD, marks the first DHA development to be awarded Urban Development Institute Australia’s (UDIA) esteemed EnviroDevelopment certification.
Construction starts this week on the latest residential development in Warner, as Defence Housing Australia (DHA) breaks ground at the corner of Kremzow and Old North Road.
Award-winning residential developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is moving its Hunter Valley operation into the CBD, as it prepares to extend its residential developments in the burgeoning city.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is searching for the descendants of seven recipients of the Victoria Cross (VC) medal from the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) launched its latest residential development at Ermington, NSW. The Ermington site, which was also the home to Olympian and Australian legend Betty Cuthbert, includes 47, two and three-bedroom townhouses
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is moving into the Rasmussen community and recently held a Twilight in the Park event to introduce itself to its new neighbours.
Four hours was all it took for the last release of Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Heartwood residential development to sell out on the weekend.
DHA announced in August the launch of DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML), and its first residential property fund.
Time is running out to make your home in Heartwood with only one block remaining in the second release of the sought-after Defence Housing Australia (DHA) residential development.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is now providing Living In Accommodation (LIA) bookings in South Queensland. This is the first stage of the new LIA arrangements which will be gradually rolled out across the remaining regions by mid-2014.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has today announced the launch of DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML), and its first residential property fund.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is on the road to mobile technology with the introduction of the latest mobile devices. Theses devices will allow DHA staff to provide more efficient service to Defence members and their families.
Land lots in Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Crimson Hill residential development went under the hammer today with a total of $4.93 million of land being sold.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has won an Engineering Excellence Award for its future development at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.
The opportunity to secure land and build your own home at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Crimson Hill residential development is coming up fast with the auction of 10 land lots this weekend.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will team with Greening Australia to provide hands-on horticultural experience to local Indigenous students. Through DHA’s residential development at Breezes Muirhead, the Breezes Muirhead Indigenous Training Program will deliver on-site training aimed at Indigenous participants in the local area.
In late July, the latest land release at Breezes Muirhead, Aquilo, sold out in hours. All 52 land lots, with a combined value in excess of $15 million, sold to buyers eager to claim a stake in the sought-after residential development. This is the fourth consecutive land release at Breezes Muirhead to sell out.
The second release of DHA's residential development, Heartwood at Voyager Point is selling fast with deposits taken on 17 of the 27 land lots released last week.
Bricks are being laid and buildings are starting to appear at DHA’s Crimson Hill residential development in Lindfield NSW. DHA recently began construction of the new community centre at the development which will represent the heart of Crimson Hill in Sydney’s leafy North Shore.
DHA’s landmark development Crimson Hill on Sydney’s leafy North Shore is starting to take shape with the news that the first two builders have signed contracts to start work on three of the five precincts at the residential development.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will expand its residential development operations in Queensland with the approval of two new developments in Brisbane.
DHA is preparing to release another 27 land lots at its Heartwood development in the popular Sydney suburb of Voyager Point.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has today announced that its Fetherston Ridge residential precinct will be a literal intersection of artistic minds.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) today reached a major milestone with the unveiling of Meyer Reserve, the central hub of its Bayriver residential development at Largs North.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the Department of Defence have signed a contract to provide a Living In Accommodation (LIA) Booking and Allocation Service to the Department of Defence for a period of five years.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) today handed over the first of more than 80 homes being upgraded at HMAS Cerberus.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is today celebrating an extension to its agreement to provide homes for Defence members.
Defence members and their families should let their voices be heard by participating in the Defence Families of Australia (DFA) family survey. The survey, which measures effectiveness of existing services as well as what needs are not being met, is produced annually.
Eager buyers keen to have a tranquil piece of land to call their own have snapped up 21 of 26 land lots on offer in Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Heartwood, residential development at Voyager Point.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has this week launched its latest residential development in the sought-after suburb Lindfield, in Sydney’s North Shore.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will today host a community barbecue and information day for its newly named Fetherston Ridge development at Weston, ACT.
Approximately 49 apartments will be constructed for Defence Force members in the suburbs of Everton Park, Chermside and Stafford, as part of a new agreement between Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW).
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has today announced the release of its latest residential development in the heart of Voyager Point. Heartwood, is a masterplanned community, that will offer Sydney-siders a safe, peaceful and affordable corner to call home.
Rent Allowance (RA) Review for Defence members commenced on 23 April.
Interest rates appear to have bottomed out, causing analysts to wonder if investors should now be bracing for increases?
The Canberra Raiders are calling for supporters to wear a DHA fandanna on Raiders game days.
Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Crimson Hill development, in Lindfield, met a major milestone this week with the approval of its development application for a multi-purpose community centre.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is honoured to accept the 2012 UDIA Queensland Boral Awards for Excellence for Gordon Olive Estate in Brisbane.
Defence Housing Australia today announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Mr Peter Howman. Mr Howman has worked at DHA for the past five years in the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Defence Housing Australia today moved one step closer to easing the housing shortage that plagues Darwin by handing over a recently completed home in the residential development, Breezes, Muirhead.
You can now apply for RA via Online Services - leaving the old paper application behind and allowing you to apply directly to the HMC. You can also update your domestic circumstances details and cease your RA via Online Services.
Defence Housing Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of TechnologyOne to supply and implement a new finance system for the business enterprise.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is honoured to accept the 2012 UDIA Queensland Boral Award for Excellence. At the awards ceremony on 12 October, DHA's Gordon Olive Estate in Brisbane was awarded first place in the Small Residential Subdivision.
The Canberra Raiders are proud to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Defence
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