Development philosophy

Our development program is a lifecycle.

It begins with the development of a housing precinct and the construction of residential dwellings. Then, the members and their families arrive. The precinct becomes a community and the dwelling becomes a home. It’s about place-making.

When planning a new development, we look beyond the front yard. We walk down the street and along the footpaths. We play in the parks, run on the ovals and help kids cross the street safely. Our role is important – we are charged with creating a place for families to call home.

As families grow and change, their needs change too. So, DHA changes with them: from apartments to a house with a yard – to a townhouse and perhaps back to an apartment again. Our portfolio is as vast and diverse as the families that call our developments home.

We fulfil this vision through land acquisition and construction.

DHA Development - Breezes Muirhead
DHA Development - Breezes Muirhead


Our homes are designed for the climate in which they are located. Where possible, our new homes are designed to make use of natural airflows and solar orientation to decrease the need for artificial heating and cooling.

We apply practices in our construction process such as:

  • using materials that are suited to the local climate and weather, and have less impact on the environment
  • working with local providers to source building materials, and landscaping supplies. This reduces the environmental impact of long-haul transport and helps build links with the local community
  • ensuring outdoor areas within our developments are landscaped to complement native and local flora.