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  1. 23 July 2015

    Program assists in keeping Top End green

    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.

  2. 5 July 2015

    Wirraway wings its way into the community

    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.

  3. 24 June 2015

    Breezes features on Best Houses Aus

    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.

  4. 11 June 2015

    The importance of having a good tenant

    When looking for an investment property that you intend to lease, your choice of the tenant for the property is almost as important as the actual choice of property.

  5. 5 June 2015

    Investing in property with SMSF

    A self-managed super fund (SMSF) lets you control how you choose your assets, tax strategies and retirement planning. With an SMSF, it’s all up to you – you’re in the driver’s seat.

  6. 20 May 2015

    DHA Chair welcomes no sale

    Defence Housing Australia’s Chair, the Hon. Sandy Macdonald, has welcomed the announcement by Government that it will not proceed with a sale.

  7. 13 May 2015

    Much anticipated land auction at Fetherston Ridge

    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.

  8. 11 May 2015

    No sale of DHA

    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.

  9. 23 April 2015

    Important storm update

    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.

  10. 20 April 2015

    Spread your wings at Wirraway

    The first release of land at the Hunter Valley’s newest residential development is about to take flight.

  11. 14 April 2015

    What do you look forward to?

    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.

  12. 5 March 2015

    Wonder Dog honoured in Brisbane

    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.

  13. 4 March 2015

    Location and lifestyle lure buyers at Breezes

    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.

  14. 17 February 2015

    Greening Australia board visits Breezes Muirhead

    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.

  15. 12 February 2015

    New life for historic cottages

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has commenced the first stages of work on the restoration of the historic ‘Gunners’ Cottages’ in Fremantle.

  16. 29 January 2015

    Fetherston Ridge gains momentum

    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.

  17. 17 December 2014

    MCA celebrates 500 property milestone

    Friday 12 December marked an exciting milestone for our Members Choice Accommodation (MCA) program as the 500th property entered the property portfolio.

  18. 12 December 2014

    AE2 residents celebrate end of year

    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.

  19. 10 December 2014

    Market makes noise as Shout Ridge apartments sell out

    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.

  20. 1 December 2014

    Buyers rush to get a piece of Crimson Hill

    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.

  21. 24 November 2014

    Partnership with local builder wins award

    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.

  22. 24 November 2014

    Breezes Muirhead community raises money for sick kids

    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.

  23. 16 November 2014

    Help make Breezes Muirhead people's choice

    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.

  24. 21 October 2014

    DHA Lessors get the inside word

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) lessors have gathered in Canberra and Sydney in October to get the Inside Word on their DHA property investment.

  25. 21 October 2014

    Cuts to red tape to save DHA approximately $15 million

    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.

  26. 16 October 2014

    DHA increases its services to investors

    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.

  27. 15 October 2014

    Maddi and Lloyd judge the best of Bluewattle

    Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) officially launched its Bluewattle Builder Display Village to the public in Townsville over the weekend.

  28. 13 October 2014

    Orchard Rise sells out in two hours

    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.

  29. 10 October 2014

    DHA delivers for Qld housing

    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.

  30. 7 October 2014

    Orchard Rise newest offering in Kellyville

    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.

  31. 19 September 2014

    Kids put green thumbs to work at Crimson Hill

    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.

  32. 12 September 2014

    Inaugural DHA summit proves successful

    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.

  33. 3 September 2014

    New kiosks to make communicating on the move easier

    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.

  34. 2 September 2014

    90,000 reasons to buy a badge

    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.

  35. 31 August 2014

    Rex D. Dog visits The Willows State School in Kirwan

    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.

  36. 30 August 2014

    Invest in your future

    Generally speaking, your 20s are about career development, with a focus on building assets and wealth.

  37. 29 August 2014

    Bluewattle is an award-winner

    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.

  38. 5 August 2014

    Advisers appointed for scoping study

    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).

  39. 1 July 2014

    Donations still open

    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.

  40. 4 June 2014

    DHA to be a part of scoping study

    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.

  41. 23 May 2014

    DHA supports Raiders Women in League luncheon

    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.

  42. 22 May 2014

    Crimson Hill now a touch greener

    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).

  43. 21 May 2014

    Rex D. Dog—one in a million paws

    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.

  44. 16 May 2014

    Dr Katrina Warren to launch book for Defence kids

    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.

  45. 17 April 2014

    Canberra Raiders and DHA extend agreement

    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.

  46. 26 March 2014

    Green tick of approval for former industrial site

    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).

  47. 5 March 2014

    Bluewattle to leave a green legacy

    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).

  48. 27 February 2014

    Community celebrates new housing in Yamanto

    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.

  49. 24 February 2014

    Tell us your story and get a free photo shoot

    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.

  50. 12 December 2013

    Top enviromental rating achieved at Breezes

    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.

  51. 21 November 2013

    AE2 sets new standard for green communities

    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.

  52. 17 November 2013

    DHA to make its home in Newcastle CBD

    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.

  53. 27 October 2013

    Olympian’s former home to house Defence families

    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

  54. 22 October 2013

    Families frolic at Twilight in the Park

    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.

  55. 9 September 2013

    One chance left to secure Heartwood

    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.

  56. 2 September 2013

    New LIA BAS rolls out

    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.

  57. 20 August 2013

    DHA launches property fund

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has today announced the launch of DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML), and its first residential property fund.

  58. 20 August 2013

    DHA goes mobile

    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.

  59. 7 August 2013

    Crimson Hill auction this weekend

    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.

  60. 31 July 2013

    DHA to give Indigenous trainees hands-on experience

    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.

  61. 30 July 2013

    Land sales boom continues at Muirhead

    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.

  62. 29 July 2013

    Heartwood second release selling fast

    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.

  63. 21 June 2013

    DHA to expand its role with Defence

    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.

  64. 28 May 2013

    Defence families urged to have a voice

    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.

  65. 28 May 2013

    Buyers snap up tranquil Heartwood at Voyager Point

    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.

  66. 9 May 2013

    DHA to build new accommodation in Queensland

    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).

  67. 4 May 2013

    New community the heart of Voyager Point

    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.

  68. 12 April 2013

    Rates have hit the bottom

    Interest rates appear to have bottomed out, causing analysts to wonder if investors should now be bracing for increases?

  69. 2 April 2013

    Crimson Hill Community Centre given
    the go ahead

    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.

  70. 3 February 2013

    DHA welcomes new Managing Director

    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.

  71. 29 January 2013

    Apply for RA online

    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.

  72. 9 January 2013

    DHA awards FMIS tender

    Defence Housing Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of TechnologyOne to supply and implement a new finance system for the business enterprise.

  73. 17 July 2012

    DHA and Raiders join forces in 2013

    The Canberra Raiders are proud to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Defence Housing Australia, a market leader in residential property investment sales.

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