Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and what is their role as a developer?

​​DHA was established over 30 years ago to create a better lifestyle for Australian Defence members and their families—to ensure that they have quality homes in proximity to Defence facilities. To meet this requirement, DHA also delivers residential development projects across Australia.

When will the project be completed?

Following approvals, civil construction is anticipated to commence in 2023 and construction of houses completed by 2025. 


Will land be available for purchase?

Yes. DHA plans to create a sustainable residential development for Defence families and the local community. Some lots will be retained by DHA on which homes will be built for Defence members and their families, with the remaining lots to be made available for public purchase.

What type of housing will be created across the Lawson North development?


The draft master plan has been revised following extensive community consultation. The revised plan includes a mix of traditional homes and medium-density living.

​Will there be any community spaces available? ​

An abundance of open space, parkland and community facilities will be provided for residents and the wider public to enjoy. DHA and the ACT Government are discussing the ownership of the remaining land within Lawson North.

The vision is for the public to be able to access the areas which are currently restricted, through reclassifying them as public open space. The aim is to allow the land fronting Lake Ginninderra to be accessible to the public and connect it to the proposed development area and the surrounding suburbs via walking tracks and cycling paths.


The goal is to deliver a neighbourhood characterised by quality homes that encapsulate innovation and sustainability, tree-lined streets and vibrant community spaces.

*Information correct as at June 2021.