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  1. 7 November 2023 Nationwide Optus outage

  2. 1 June 2022 Taking Pride in our work

    DHA is celebrating Pride Month in June – a time to acknowledge and celebrate diversity, and to reflect on how we can deliver truly inclusive services to all Defence Members.

  3. 24 July 2020 New housing option to address ADF changing needs

    From 1 July 2020, townhouse style accommodation, known as Townhouse Choice, will increasingly be offered to eligible ADF members in Sydney and Canberra as an alternative to the traditional service residence.

  4. 20 February 2020 Arkadia sets the standard for inner-city living

    The much anticipated Arkadia Apartments, located in Sydney’s trendy inner city suburb of Alexandria, was officially opened by award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) today.

  5. 20 February 2020 DHA’S Mount Lofty development to be reconsidered

    FOLLOWING a review of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) requirements, the Defence Housing Australia (DHA) proposed development for Mount Lofty will not proceed as planned.

  6. 16 January 2020 Successful tenderer announced for Gungahlin move

    Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester today announced an important new progression in the movement of Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to its new Gungahlin home.

  7. 13 November 2019 Community spirit thrives with spooktacular family fun at Wirraway Park

    Zombies, mummies, ghosts and vampires descended upon Wirraway Park in Thornton last night at the Halloween Movie Night raising money for Camp Quality.

  8. 17 October 2019 Torhaven Park wins one award and is nominated for three others

    A new Defence Housing Australia (DHA) residential community at Ipswich has been recognised for its treatment of floodplains at Torhaven Park—avoiding the creation of a large, unusable space with bio-retention drain and instead delivering a highly activated community asset.

  9. 31 July 2019 Rental as anything: the hidden costs of property investment

    There can be more to budgeting an investment property than meets the eye. We explore the pitfalls - and a good alternative.

  10. 9 July 2019 How to ensure you get that loan in a jittery market

    A skittish economy makes borrowing for an investment property much harder. Here are some ways to convince prospective lenders you’re worth it.

  11. 2 May 2019 DHA nominees accepted into Jawun secondment program

    As part of our commitment to reconciliation and building closer partnerships with Indigenous Australians, we have endorsed three employee nominations for the Jawun APS secondment program.

  12. 15 April 2019 From first to last: How to buy property at three life stages

    Whether you’re starting out or set to retire, investing in property is a major move. We investigate strategies for various life stages.

  13. 10 April 2019 DHA welcomes two Legatee’s to the team

    Following the successful launch of DHA’s Legacy internship program last year, two new Legacy interns have joined DHA in 2019.

  14. 4 April 2019 DHA appoints new Managing Director

    The Defence Housing Australia (DHA) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Mr Barry Jackson as DHA Managing Director for a five year term commencing 13 May 2019.

  15. 26 March 2019 Regional spotlight: Hunter Valley

    Sydneysiders seeking a change of pace and lower living costs are looking north – and they’re seeing the Hunter Valley.

  16. 19 March 2019 Practical ideas for painless property investment

    There’s no need to lose sleep over buying an investment property. We’ve got four ways to help you shore up a pretty sure bet.

  17. 8 March 2019 International Women's Day 2019 - Amy Cuddihy

    DHA Acting Manager, Governance and Legislative Compliance, Amy Cuddihy knows all too well the struggle that some women face trying to find a balance between cementing a place in the workforce and raising a family.

  18. 8 March 2019 ‘Balance for Better’

    International Women’s Day is recognised and celebrated around the globe on March 8 annually to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women—throughout history and across borders.

  19. 7 March 2019 Neighbours unite to celebrate Parks Week at Bluewattle

    Residents at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Bluewattle development in Rasmussen will come together for dinner under the stars in Jeff Caddies Park as they welcome new neighbours and celebrate the beginning of Parks Week this Friday 8 March 2019.

  20. 4 March 2019 Deebing Heights community celebrates newest parkland

    Families from all over Ipswich and Springfield have flocked to Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) latest development in Deebing Heights for a free family fun day, celebrating the opening of a new two million dollar park.

  21. 13 February 2019 Capital spotlight: Adelaide

    When the going got tough, South Australia got growing. Here’s why Adelaide is really looking up.

  22. 6 February 2019 Hot, cold or just right? Let’s talk risk appetite

    Investors largely fall into three distinct categories of risk tolerance. We explore each profile – and offer a few investment ideas.

  23. 4 February 2019 Townsville flooding emergency

    In the past week Townsville has received more than a year’s worth of rain, resulting in mass flooding and the evacuation of homes.

  24. 24 January 2019 Region spotlight: Ipswich

    A little slice of south-east Queensland is punching well above its weight. Here’s why Ipswich is on the upswing.

  25. 23 January 2019 $15 million northern beaches building boom gathers pace

    Darwin’s northern growth area is continuing to dominate the local property market with more than 50 homes worth $15 million currently under construction and dozens more due to be completed throughout 2019.

  26. 23 January 2019 Capital spotlight: Brisbane

    Brisbane is giving its bigger east-coast city siblings a good run for investors’ money. We find out why its star is rising.

  27. 23 January 2019 Regional spotlight: Ipswich

    A little slice of south-east Queensland is punching well above its weight. Here’s why Ipswich is on the upswing.

  28. 22 January 2019 Capital spotlight: Darwin

    Darwin’s property market has been fairly dormant in recent years, but now experts are spotting green shoots. We take a closer look.

  29. 21 January 2019 DHA hosts Akuna Vista Cricket Clinic with Big Bash Cricketers

    Howzat! DHA, one of Australia’s leading property developers, stumped up with the goods over the weekend, hosting a free cricket clinic at Schofields Park, for boys and girls aged 5 to 15.

  30. 19 December 2018 DHA bids fond farewell to retiring Managing Director, Jan Mason Defence Housing

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) Managing Director, Ms Jan Mason, has announced her retirement after a long and distinguished career.

  31. 10 December 2018 Team behind Terraces announces new Adelaide project

    The developer behind Adelaide’s most recently awarded residential development, The Princes Terrace, is preparing to begin work on another major project in Adelaide.

  32. 21 November 2018 Leasing guru named DHA employee of the year

    In 2011, Stephen Bond had never heard of Defence Housing Australia (DHA) nor had any connection to the Australian Defence Force. Seven years later, he has been recognised as DHA’s Employee of the Year at DHA’s annual awards night paying tribute to his natural leadership style and dedicated work ethic.

  33. 15 November 2018 Defence developments on trend for sustainability and style

    DHA development projects have won a host of blue ribbon awards for a surprising name in Australia’s property development industry.

  34. 12 November 2018 Boys in blue buy into Bluewattle

    Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), is pleased to announce the latest residents to move into its Bluewattle development will be the boys in blue!

  35. 12 November 2018 Aulds Road site to be transformed into parkland community

    Award winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), has turned the first sod on its newest land development in South-East Queensland.

  36. 2 November 2018 Spook-tacular family fun raises money for sick kids

    Neighbours from near and far flocked to the newly-opened Wirraway Park in hoards for a ‘frightfully’ good night of fun, food and family entertainment, hosted by award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia.

  37. 29 October 2018 Invictus Games shines a light on Australian Defence community

    The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wrapped up on Saturday evening with a sell-out closing ceremony at Qudos Bank Arena. The ceremony marked the end of eight remarkable days of competition that showcased the resilience of the human spirit.

  38. 24 October 2018 Coolong Gardens, Baldivis: where the lake and coast comes to life

    Award winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), has completed sub-division works on its newest land development in WA—Coolong Gardens.

  39. 23 October 2018 The DHA pin wall is back

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) popular pin wall is back as one of two interactive activities for the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney, awaiting a new wave of visitors and creative poses.

  40. 22 October 2018 Rex D. Dog set to teach Defence kids a few new tricks at Invictus

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will play an important role at the 2018 Invictus Games, not only as an official supporter but also by providing entertainment to kids of Defence competitors who have travelled from near and far to support their loves ones.

  41. 22 October 2018 Thunderstorms won’t dampen Invictus Games celebrations

    The Invictus Games 2018 opening ceremony might have been delayed by thunderstorms on Saturday night, but nothing was going to stop the 500 plus athletes and their families celebrating the beginning of the games down under.

  42. 16 October 2018 DHA staff step up to help our wounded warriors

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) staff will play a crucial role in the 2018 Invictus Games, volunteering their time in order to make the games a memorable and inspiring experience for competitors, their families and spectators.

  43. 15 October 2018 The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide takes top national honours for sustainable design

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) residential development in Bowden South Australia, The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide, has taken home two prestigious industry awards at the 2018 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards on Thursday 11 October.

  44. 3 October 2018 DHA begins Invictus Games countdown

    As an official supporter of the Invictus Games 2018, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has begun the countdown to the launch of the Sydney-based sporting competition.

  45. 20 September 2018 DHA Liv Apartments awarded for excellence in high-density living

    Defence Housing Australia’s contemporary Liv Apartments project in Fremantle, has won the Award for Excellence in High Density Development at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) awards.

  46. 20 September 2018 DHA The Prince’s Terrace wins inaugural Urban Developer Award for Excellence in Sustainability

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) development in Bowden SA, The Prince’s Terrace, has won the Award for Excellence in Sustainability at the inaugural The Urban Developer Awards.

  47. 14 September 2018 Liv comes alive

    Defence Housing Australia’s contemporary Liv Apartments complex was officially unveiled today, offering exciting new options for Western Australians seeking a convenient and modern lifestyle, while minimising their footprint on the planet.

  48. 13 September 2018 Are you an award-winning investor?

    DHA is proudly the 2018 awards partner for Your Investment Property’s Investor of the Year Awards. Each year the search looks to uncover the sharpest and most inspirational property investors from across the country.

  49. 20 August 2018 Celebrating 30 years of service

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) staff, Board members and special guests gathered at the National Press Club in Canberra on Thursday 16 August to celebrate 30 years of service.

  50. 12 June 2018 Mount Lofty DA lodged

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) lodged a Development Application (DA) with Council today for the development of 344 residential lots, sized from 400m2 to 2400m2, on a 52-hectare section of the former rifle range site at Mount Lofty.

  51. 18 May 2018 Former Schofields Aerodrome site to be developed by Defence Housing Australia

    Award winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), turned the first sod at their new 1,100 lot residential development in Sydney’s growing north-west region, today.

  52. 17 May 2018 DHA’s relocation to Gungahlin

    The Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Darren Chester MP, and Senator for the ACT, the Hon Zed Seselja, announced on 16 May 2018 that the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin by March 2022.

  53. 17 May 2018 First tenants enjoy some right royal comfort

    When Air Force Squadron Leader Sarah Jackson says her new house is cool, she means it literally!

  54. 17 May 2018 When it comes to green homes, the proof is in the stars

    In 2015 Defence Housing Australia (DHA), Prince Charles’ personal charity, The Prince's Trust, and Renewal SA shook hands on an ambitious project to design and deliver some of the most efficient and sustainable homes in Australia.

  55. 16 April 2018 Homes for heroes nearing completion

    Upgrade works at Seaward Village, housing Australian Defence Force members at Campbell Barracks, Western Australia, are well underway with 58 houses in stage one nearing completion.

  56. 15 April 2018 Residents affected by the fire in Moorebank Ave, Holsworthy

    To residents living in DHA housing and impacted by the fire in the Moorebank Ave, Holsworthy, area - please note: our out-of-hours emergency support service is available.

  57. 28 March 2018 Local artist to shine new light on Freo’s Liv Apartments

    Acclaimed Perth visual artist Rick Vermey has been announced as the successful candidate to design an exciting new public artwork for Defence Housing Australia’s Liv Apartments in Fremantle, WA.

  58. 28 March 2018 Clear skies ahead for Akuna Vista development at Schofields Aerodrome

    Award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is excited to announce approval for the first stage land release of a major new housing project, which will see the former Schofields Aerodrome site transformed into a thriving residential community.

  59. 18 March 2018 Tropical Cyclone Marcus

    Darwin was subject to severe weather over the weekend due to Tropical Cyclone Marcus, with power, road closures, fallen trees, debris, and housing damage reported across Darwin.

  60. 15 March 2018 DHA launches exciting new residential project in Hastings

    An exciting new residential project in Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula was officially launched today by award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA).

  61. 11 March 2018 DHA launches exciting new residential project in Baldivis

    An exciting new residential project in Baldivis, Western Australia, has been launched by award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA).

  62. 1 March 2018 New park that honours war heroes takes flight at Wirraway

    An exciting new aviation-themed park at Wirraway in Thornton was opened today, featuring a fitness station, half-sized basketball court, shared cycle paths and a skateboard berm.

  63. 22 February 2018 How to ride the cycles like a savvy investor

    Get the 'hot' tips on how smart investors weather a 'not-so-hot' property market.

  64. 20 February 2018 Should you chase rental yield or capital growth?

    Rental Yields or Rental Growth. Both have their advantages, but deciding which is right for you will come down to your personal circumstances. Does DHA have the answer?

  65. 8 January 2018 DHA’s Liv Apartments receives award for sustainability

    Defence Housing Australia’s landmark new development in Fremantle has received national recognition for its commitment to environmental, financial and lifestyle sustainability.

  66. 11 December 2017 The Prince’s Terrace — a benchmark in sustainable development

    Some of Australia’s greenest homes were officially opened today, as part of a unique collaboration that has set a benchmark for inner-urban sustainable development.

  67. 5 December 2017 Keeping in touch over the holiday period

    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.

  68. 27 October 2017 DHA celebrates national customer service award of excellence win

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) was this week announced as Customer Service Organisation of the Year – Not for Profit/Government at the 16th annual Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEA).

  69. 24 October 2017 Halloween party in the park – Breezes Muirhead

    The Breezes Muirhead water play park and display village in Darwin’s northern suburbs will host a Halloween party on Tuesday evening, 31 October 2017.

  70. 16 October 2017 Topping out sees Liv Apartments closer to finish line

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) landmark Fremantle development, Liv Apartments, has reached the ceremonial ‘topping out’ stage of the construction process.

  71. 29 August 2017 Torhaven launch taps into local Ipswich history

    Award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) was today joined by one of Ipswich’s oldest families to officially launch its new Torhaven development in Deebing Heights, Queensland.

  72. 23 August 2017 Checkpoints for first time investors

    If you are a first time investor, or if you’ve been out of the game for a while, property investment can be like driving through a foreign city without GPS navigation.

  73. 22 August 2017 Pooch lovers celebrate Darwin’s first dedicated dog park

    Darwin’s first dedicated dog park is expected to attract hordes of pet lovers and their best friends in the coming weeks after it was officially opened today by the City of Darwin Lord Mayor, Katrina Fong Lim.

  74. 16 August 2017 Popcorn and a movie home delivered at Breezes Muirhead

    Residents at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Breezes Muirhead development in Darwin’s northern suburbs were treated to the third annual Movies Under the Stars event on Saturday night.

  75. 2 August 2017 Arkadia aspires to redefine city living in Alexandria

    Residents in Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) visionary new development located in Sydney’s stylish inner west will have the opportunity to harvest and cook their breakfast without having to leave their building.

  76. 14 July 2017 What’s the catch? Debunking the rental guarantee myths

    While it’s true that rental guarantees aren’t unique to DHA, it’s the structure and conditions of DHA’s rental guarantee that are.  We spoke to DHA’s Director of Investor Sales, Chris Perry, to find out what sets DHA’s rental guarantee apart from the others.

  77. 7 June 2017 The habits of tax smart property investors

    With the end of financial year fast approaching we turned to the Australian Taxation Office to learn about the traits of tax-smart property investors. Do you do all seven?

  78. 12 May 2017 Community-backed program gives kids confidence in the classroom

    Thornton Public School is trialling a new initiative that prepares its pupils for the transition from preschool to kindergarten, with the support of its newest neighbour Defence Housing Australia (DHA).

  79. 1 May 2017 DHA appoints Cockram for Arkadia

    Award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has appointed leading Australian builder Cockram Construction to complete its landmark Arkadia apartment project in Alexandria.

  80. 5 April 2017 Dame Martina Milburn lays first brick at The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide

    Award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) was today joined by representatives from the Prince’s Trust and The Prince’s Charities Australia for a ceremonial bricklaying at DHA’s latest development in Bowden, South Australia.

  81. 22 February 2017 Fremantle economic boost as Liv development gets underway

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) Fremantle development, Liv Apartments, will provide a significant boost to the local economy, with approximately 400 subcontractors and labourers over the life of the project.

  82. 19 February 2017 Investing in Defence Housing: The top 4 myths busted

    It is the unique features of the DHA lease that can confuse investors, and cause them to overlook the benefits the DHA model offers investors. Let’s explain the top four misunderstandings.

  83. 13 February 2017 DHA welcomes Ms Andrea Galloway and Mr Ewen Jones

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has welcomed Ms Andrea Galloway and Mr Ewen Jones to its Board for three-year terms, commencing November and December 2016 respectively.

  84. 7 February 2017 Wirraway sizzles as new residents welcomed

    Development in the lower Hunter continues to flourish, with one of the region’s up-and-coming communities, Wirraway in Thornton, welcoming new residents over the weekend at its annual community barbeque.

  85. 6 February 2017 DHA announces plans for Mount Lofty residential development

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is excited to announce it is commencing the masterplanning process for the development of the former Defence rifle range site, located on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Martini Streets, Mount Lofty.

  86. 23 January 2017 Liv Apartments on journey to achieve One Planet Living certification

    Liv Apartments, the residential apartment development by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) in Fremantle’s new East End precinct, has been officially accepted to apply to the prestigious Bioregional Australia One Planet Program for sustainable living.

  87. 14 December 2016 Proposed neighbourhood centre to connect Lyons and Muirhead

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has sold a DHA has sold a large parcel of land at Breezes Muirhead for a new neighbourhood centre in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

  88. 7 December 2016 Keeping in touch over the holiday period

    Our offices will be closed from 3.00pm on 23 December and will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

  89. 5 December 2016 Georgiou Group wins contract to build Liv Apartments in Fremantle

    National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has been chosen as the preferred tenderer for Liv Apartments, Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) mixed-use residential development in Fremantle.

  90. 5 December 2016 Investment yields - Reaping what you sow

    Before you leap in and purchase an investment property, you should really consider what the property will give you – what is its yield? 

  91. 1 December 2016 Seaward Village plans to be reviewed by Public Works Committee

    A proposal to refurbish DHA houses at Seaward Village has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC)...

  92. 11 November 2016 Defence Housing Australia Managing Director appointed

    Jan Mason has been confirmed as Managing Director of award-winning Government Business Enterprise Defence Housing Australia (DHA).

  93. 8 November 2016 Liv Apartments Selling Now: 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments for as little as $5K deposit

    The Liv Apartments Fremantle sales office and display suite will officially open its doors to the general public on Saturday 5 November, providing customers the opportunity to secure their new home with a deposit of just $5,000.

  94. 27 October 2016 DHA General Manager takes home prize at national customer service awards in Melbourne

    Last night Defence Housing Australia (DHA) General Manager, Property and Tenancy Services Brett Jorgensen won Customer Service Executive of the Year at the 15th annual Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEA).

  95. 26 October 2016 DHA receives top honours for innovation and environmental excellence in Darwin

    For the second consecutive year Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been recognised at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) - Northern Territory (NT) gala awards, with the Asche Duplex named for excellence and innovation.

  96. 25 October 2016 DHA completes 1,000th MCA property

    Award-winning developer Defence Housing Australia (DHA) today celebrated the completion of its 1,000th Members Choice Accommodation (MCA) apartment.

  97. 11 October 2016 Clunies-Ross project completed

    Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), today celebrated the completion of a new Defence residential housing development at Enoggera, adjacent to Gallipoli Barracks.

  98. 16 September 2016 DHA wins at the 2016 Comcare Work, Health and Safety Awards

    On Tuesday night Defence Housing Australia took home the trophy from the 2016 Comcare Work, Health and Safety Awards held at the National Convention Centre.

  99. 14 September 2016 Beanie sales cap off DHA, Raiders and Soldier On partnership

    Defence Housing Australia today donated a cheque for $30,000 to Soldier On, raised through the sales of popular DHA lime green Viking beanies.

  100. 13 September 2016 DHA gets green light for Alexandria project

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been given the green light from the City of Sydney for a $60 million residential development in Alexandria, with construction set to commence early next year.

  101. 7 September 2016 Celebrating Defence housing rich with Defence history

    Award-winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), today celebrated the start of construction of a new residential development at Edmondson Park.

  102. 1 September 2016 Marketing goes ‘Liv’ on new Fremantle apartments

    Marketing for Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) new apartment and commercial space in Fremantle, Liv Apartments, is officially underway.

  103. 25 August 2016 Careful restoration of Palm Beach site underway

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has started work on transforming a prime site at Palm Beach in Rockingham into a new and innovative residential development for both Defence members and the wider community.

  104. 25 August 2016 More than 300 new homes planned for Fort Wallace and Rifle Range

    Defence Housing Australia is seeking approval to deliver a residential master planned estate of approximately 100 lots at the historic Fort Wallace site, with a second estate of 220 lots at Rifle Range.

  105. 25 August 2016 Park names honour community spirit

    The community-nominated names of two new parks at Bluewattle, Rasmussen, were revealed at the official parks opening event on Saturday, 13 August.

  106. 25 August 2016 Industry partnership educates Indigenous youth in natural resource management

    A program to train Indigenous youth in natural resource management, while simultaneously securing plants for a local residential development in Darwin, will continue after recording a high success rate.

  107. 12 August 2016 Premium land lots hit the market at Sale

    Fourteen premium land lots will be released to the public this Saturday, 13 August, at the official launch of Woondella Stage Six, on the outskirts of Sale.

  108. 4 August 2016 Local Adelaide company to build Prince’s Terrace

    Local family-owned company Palumbo Pty Ltd has been selected by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to build The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide—the first residential project in Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star design rating, an achievement that signifies world leadership in sustainability.

  109. 14 July 2016 NT’s first community water play park opens at Breezes Muirhead

    Local children gathered this morning to help officially open a 4990m² water play park at Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) development Breezes Muirhead in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

  110. 12 July 2016 Defence apartments star in the race for green living

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) new Shout Ridge project at Crimson Hill, in Sydney, showcases the first apartments in Australia to receive a prestigious 6 Star Green Star - Multi Unit Residential Design V1 certified rating. This rating represents “world leadership” in environmentally sustainable design from the Green Building Council of Australia.

  111. 23 June 2016 Darwin’s most energy efficient house under construction at Muirhead

    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.

  112. 10 June 2016 Digger comes home to Fremantle Cottage

    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.

  113. 6 June 2016 East coast storm update

    Across the last three days parts of the east coast of Australia have been subject to severe storms.

  114. 24 May 2016 Defence Housing Australia wins award again after 10-year wait

    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.

  115. 22 April 2016 Love and family got us home from war

    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.

  116. 22 April 2016 Alawa couple wins Breezes Muirhead’s prize

    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.

  117. 22 April 2016 Choir sponsorship striking the right chord

    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.

  118. 19 April 2016 Crimson Hill apartments sell out

    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.

  119. 20 March 2016 Freo Gunners’ Cottages heritage restored

    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.

  120. 20 March 2016 Breaking ground on homes in Glenroy’s newest development

    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.

  121. 19 February 2016 Growing success in the Top End

    A Defence Housing Australia (DHA) sponsored program established in the Northern Territory (NT) continues to provide a pathway to qualifications for Indigenous people.

  122. 17 February 2016 DHA invites proposals for childcare centre

    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.

  123. 27 January 2016 Request for tender for Residential Maintenance Contractors now open

    DHA has released a request for tender (RFT) inviting qualified and experienced residential maintenance contractors to provide services for several trades.

  124. 20 January 2016 Last chance to buy at Crimson Hill

    Only 11 Crimson Hill properties remain on the market as the sales success of the first Defence Housing Australia (DHA) apartment development continues.

  125. 14 January 2016 Apartments to breathe new ‘Liv’ into Fremantle

    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.

  126. 21 December 2015 Buyers snap up completed apartments at Crimson Hill

    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.

  127. 17 December 2015 Shout Ridge takes shape at Crimson Hill

    Shout Ridge is starting to reveal itself with the distinctive curves of the balconies taking shape and the soaring front balconies being formed up.

  128. 16 December 2015 Defence Housing Australia property – get the facts

    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.

  129. 2 December 2015 Physical security training takes out top gong

    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.

  130. 1 December 2015 Keeping in touch over the holiday period

    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.

  131. 18 November 2015 Green light for new apartments in Fremantle

    DHA's 166 new apartments and commercial space in the heart of Fremantle’s East End has moved one step closer to reality.

  132. 16 November 2015 Breezes takes out two UDIA NT awards

    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.

  133. 10 November 2015 Prince places foundation for future housing

    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.

  134. 6 November 2015 Leanyer students plant 400 trees and shrubs at Breezes

    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.

  135. 2 November 2015 New Acting Managing Director at Defence Housing Australia appointed

    Accomplished senior public servant Ms Jan Mason has been appointed as Acting Managing Director of Defence Housing Australia (DHA).

  136. 30 October 2015 DHA wins customer service gongs

    DHA has taken out two awards at the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA) Australian Service Excellence Awards in Melbourne this week.

  137. 26 October 2015 Low risk property investing with Defence Housing Australia

    The rising trend for buying an investment property may be because of the steady increase in property values across Australia and their attractive weekly rental prices.

  138. 8 October 2015 DHA breaks ground on Members Choice developments to be built in QLD

    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.

  139. 2 October 2015 Community excited by DHA’s vision for Glenroy

    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.

  140. 30 September 2015 Bluewattle helping to build futures

    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.

  141. 14 September 2015 DHA is recognised by industry in AMA Awards nomination

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been nominated as one of seven finalists for ‘Best Industry Advertising Campaign’ for the upcoming 2015 Australian Mortgage Awards

  142. 27 August 2015 DHA NT projects win excellence 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.

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 24 June 2015 Breezes on Australia's Best Houses

    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.

  146. 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.

  147. 19 May 2015 Development honours centenary of the Silent Anzac

    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.

  148. 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.

  149. 12 May 2015 Scoping study to erode barriers to innovation

    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.

  150. 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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 8 April 2015 World-first technology transforming Top End housing

    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.

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 26 February 2015 New program to support transitioning Defence members

    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.

  158. 20 February 2015 DHA supports outback ANZAC journey—The Borella Ride

    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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 2 February 2015 Victoria Cross recipients honoured with opening of first completed apartments at Crimson Hill

    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.

  162. 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.

  163. 12 January 2015 Returns: the art of getting what you want

    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.

  164. 23 December 2014 Open plan living and outdoor entertaining areas a hit at Heartwood

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) recently completed its Heartwood residential development in the leafy suburb of Voyager Point.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 11 December 2014 Crimson Hill residents welcomed with high tea

    On Sunday 7 December, Crimson Hill celebrated a major milestone by welcoming its first residents to the neighbourhood.

  168. 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.

  169. 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.

  170. 25 November 2014 DHA steps it up as they build networks in the financial services industry

    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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 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.

  175. 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.

  176. 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.

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

  182. 19 September 2014 Competition creates NEAT way to shake up housing stock

    The Australian Institute of Architects’ ACT Chapter has launched a new competition set to shake up housing options for Canberra’s growing population.

  183. 16 September 2014 Breaking ground on green homes at Warner Lakes The Reserve

    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.

  184. 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.

  185. 5 September 2014 Contact Centre to provide seamless service

    DHA has this week officially opened its Adelaide Contact Centre, a part of the new National Housing Network model.

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 1 September 2014 NT construction projects take out Master Builders awards

    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.

  189. 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.

  190. 30 August 2014 Invest in your future

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

  191. 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.

  192. 15 August 2014 Chief Information Officer selected as finalist in Executive of the Year Awards

    Chief Information Officer, Shane Nielsen, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Defence Housing Australia.

  193. 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).

  194. 2 August 2014 Crimson Hill wins award for excellence in residential development marketing

    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).

  195. 22 July 2014 DHA unveils modular homes in the Top End

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) recently opened three modular homes constructed as part of a pilot project in Johnston, Northern Territory.

  196. 22 July 2014 Capture your selfie, in your beanie, to win

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the Canberra Raiders are encouraging all Raiders’ fans to snap a beanie selfie.

  197. 9 July 2014 Tender documents for scoping study released

    Tender documents for the scoping study into the future ownership options of DHA were released on Friday 27 June 2014 via AusTender.

  198. 9 July 2014 Defence members to benefit from double discount

    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.

  199. 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.

  200. 8 June 2014 Where should i buy next?

    Property investors often want to know where to buy next, but sometimes in their search for the next hotspot they're missing some important variables.

  201. 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.

  202. 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.

  203. 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).

  204. 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.

  205. 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.

  206. 13 May 2014 Five easy steps to conduct due diligence like a pro

    It’s common for investors to get caught up in hype or act hastily out of fear of missing out. As a result, they skip over or rush through their market research and property assessment.

  207. 25 April 2014 Raiders supporters wear DHA beanie with pride

    Easter Sunday saw Canberra Raiders supporters head in droves to GIO Stadium to see their team take on Melbourne Storm and enjoy the fun and festivities of DHA’s match day entertainment.

  208. 25 April 2014 New credit reporting regime should benefit investors

    The new credit reporting system, which commences on 12 March, will reward good money managers with lower finance costs, according to a mortgage advisory company.

  209. 22 April 2014 Show your colourful side and win a Raiders experience

    Attention kids of the ACT and surrounding region, here’s your chance to win a one-off experience with the mighty Green Machine!

  210. 21 April 2014 Investors continue to drive Australia’s property market

    Nearly 40% of all mortgages processed in March were for investors – which proves just how much investors are currently driving the market.

  211. 17 April 2014 Easter Bunny hops into Breezes Muirhead for egg-cellent action!

    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.

  212. 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.

  213. 8 April 2014 5 things lenders want to see on an application

    There are a number of things that are a big tick for lenders when it comes to home loan applications. Many of them are simple changes you can make, but the result can be extremely rewarding.

  214. 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).

  215. 18 March 2014 No cash? No problem

    Building your portfolio can come to a halt if you have trouble saving for a deposit. You may not be able to generate your deposit through cash savings, but there are still ways to speed up the process of getting into your next property

  216. 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).

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 20 January 2014 Housing finance through the roof

    Home loan approvals in November reached their highest level in more than four years, according to new data released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  220. 13 January 2014 Housing approvals rise again

    New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows approval growth was strongest in Queensland, up 4.9 per cent, followed by South Australia, up four per cent.

  221. 9 January 2014 Four tips to maximise your equity and build a property portfolio quicker

    There are many factors that can impact your buying power when investing in property. Being aware of them and understanding how they can drive or limit your strategy is the key to fast portfolio growth.

  222. 7 January 2014 Award-winning architects engaged to help restore Freo cottages

    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.

  223. 16 December 2013 Defence members to reside in award-winning developments at Maribyrnong

    Defence members will soon reside in award-winning developments ‘Waterview’ and ‘The Edge Apartments’ at Maribyrnong’s Edgewater Estate in Victoria.

  224. 12 December 2013 Top environmental 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.

  225. 9 December 2013 Tree to symbolise the role of Indigenous students at Breezes

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) last week planted a tree to commemorate the successful launch to its partnership with Greening Australia at Breezes Muirhead.

  226. 3 December 2013 ‘Treehouse’ apartments among first release at Crimson Hill

    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.

  227. 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.

  228. 18 November 2013 Construction starts on new Warner residential development

    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.

  229. 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.

  230. 29 October 2013 Investors urged to rethink rates

    With rate hikes on the horizon, investors should reconsider their current loan facilities, a mortgage adviser company has urged.

  231. 28 October 2013 Accolades for DHA’s Bayriver residential development

    Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA’s) Bayriver residential development has received a commendation award at the 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards for excellence.

  232. 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

  233. 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.

  234. 4 October 2013 DHA residential property fund providing investors with geographically diversified portfolio

    DHA announced in August the launch of DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML), and its first residential property fund.

  235. 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.

  236. 2 September 2013 Housing picks up where mining leaves off

    Home prices are reported to be lifting at the fastest annual rate in more than two and a half years.

  237. 2 September 2013 Consumer sentiment stronger as housing finance increases

    Optimism among property investors is rising.

  238. 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.

  239. 26 August 2013 Stronger market awaits election outcome

    The Federal election is likely to free up the property market regardless of the outcome, according to property experts.

  240. 26 August 2013 NT Property market on the up

    The latest House Price Index points to increased confidence in the greater Darwin property market.

  241. 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.

  242. 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.

  243. 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.

  244. 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.

  245. 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.

  246. 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.

  247. 22 July 2013 DHA to invest more than $115 million in two Brisbane developments

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will expand its residential development operations in Queensland with the approval of two new developments in Brisbane.

  248. 17 July 2013 The value of vegetation in inner city Melbourne

    Melbourne-based buyers' advocate ‘Secret Agent’ has surveyed the impact that greenery, from median strips to front gardens, can have on property values.

  249. 16 July 2013 Heartwood stage two ready for release

    DHA is preparing to release another 27 land lots at its Heartwood development in the popular Sydney suburb of Voyager Point.

  250. 7 July 2013 Damaging your home borrowing power is easier than you think

    Many people don’t realise how heavily late payments can impact on their credit rating cautions Heidi Armstrong, chief executive of State Custodians.

  251. 4 July 2013 5 keys to successful property investing

    Nila Sweeney, managing editor of Your Investment Property magazine, says there’s so much ‘noise’ in the property market that if you followed all the ‘chatter’ and prognostications you would be scared to make a move. She offers five tips on what to do.

  252. 2 July 2013 Property preferences are changing

    A barometer of property trends for 2013 shows increasing buyer interest in new properties as well as an 8% increase in investor interest to purchase.

  253. 26 June 2013 Investor home loans hit five-year high

    Low interest rates and government grants have boosted new housing construction and it’s investors who are embracing the opportunities.

  254. 24 June 2013 Rental demand key to finding best property

    Sixty-six per cent of investors in a recent survey ranked tenant demand above other factors in choosing an investment property.

  255. 23 June 2013 Properties selling faster

    Residential properties across Australia are spending less time on the market than at this time last year.

  256. 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.

  257. 20 June 2013 Housing grants remain in SA Budget

    The South Australian Government has extended its cash grant of $8500 for anyone buying or building a new home until the end of the year.

  258. 18 June 2013 HMAS Cerberus facelift taking shape

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) today handed over the first of more than 80 homes being upgraded at HMAS Cerberus.

  259. 12 June 2013 Quick ways to get your SMSF ready for property

    Paul Cahill, CEO of ‘Club Plus Super’, the superannuation fund set up for Club Industry employees in New South Wales and ACT, suggests five steps investors can take to prepare themselves for SMSF property investing.

  260. 5 June 2013 DHA signs-up to a decade of military service

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is today celebrating an extension to its agreement to provide homes for Defence members.

  261. 4 June 2013 Invest now but be cautious

    Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) reports that while property investment opportunities are the best seen in years, potential buyers should remember to differentiate between advisers and marketers.

  262. 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.

  263. 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.

  264. 28 May 2013 8 per cent growth predicted for two cities

    There is speculation that property prices could rise by 8% in Sydney and Perth this year.

  265. 24 May 2013 Property investors face greater ATO scrutiny

    The Government will invest almost $78 million over the next four years to to strengthen its capacity to uncover tax avoidance schemes.

  266. 22 May 2013 Confidence surges in the property market

    The number of active buyers likely to be in the market for a home loan over the next year has risen by almost 50%.

  267. 15 May 2013 Economic conditions making it tough for landlords

    Insurance data suggests that many landlord and tenant relationships were under stress in 2012.

  268. 11 May 2013 Fetherston Gardens’ founder honoured in new development

    Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will today host a community barbecue and information day for its newly named Fetherston Ridge development at Weston, ACT.

  269. 10 May 2013 Darwin set for further growth

    Major resource projects are likely to further reinforce the Northern Territory’s economic position and demand for housing.

  270. 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).

  271. 8 May 2013 Best property market performance since 2010

    Australian Property Monitors’ senior economist, Andrew Wilson, says the national housing market has recorded its best start to a year since 2010.

  272. 7 May 2013 Do your sums to see if a no-commission home loan works for you

    Finance expert Effie Zahos of Money magazine isn’t convinced about ‘no-commission’ home loans. She cautions that they might not lead you to the cheaper lenders.

  273. 6 May 2013 Rates expected to drop even further

    Weak economic indicators have led some experts to predict further interest rate cuts by mid year.

  274. 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.

  275. 23 April 2013 Rent Allowance Review has commenced

    Rent Allowance (RA) Review for Defence members commenced on 23 April.

  276. 22 April 2013 Build real estate knowledge

    It might not be as easy as ABC, but learning key property terms is a great idea.

  277. 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?

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. 31 January 2013 Breezes development helping to ease the housing shortage

    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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. 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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