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DHA MD Peter Howman at the official opening of Heartwood
DHA Managing Director Peter Howman addresses the crowd at the opening of DHA's residential development, Heartwood, at Voyager Point, NSW.

With operations throughout the country, there is always something new happening at Defence Housing Australia. Here you can find the latest news from across our business.

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  1. March 26, 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).

  2. March 5, 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).

  3. February 24, 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.

  4. December 12, 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.

  5. November 21, 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.

  6. November 17, 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.

  7. October 27, 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

  8. October 22, 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.

  9. September 9, 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.

  10. September 2, 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.

  11. August 20, 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.

  12. August 20, 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.

  13. August 7, 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.

  14. July 31, 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.

  15. July 30, 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.

  16. July 29, 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.

  17. June 21, 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.

  18. May 28, 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.

  19. May 28, 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.

  20. May 9, 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).

  21. May 4, 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.

  22. April 12, 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?

  23. April 2, 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.

  24. February 3, 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.

  25. January 29, 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.

  26. January 9, 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.

  27. July 17, 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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