It is the expectations of our residents
which drive us to succeed.

Our story


Our story started with the belief that we can help shape a better future. It is a mantra the Dacland team has practiced for over a decade. We acknowledge our role in positively developing the future – a real sense of place for ourselves and those around us.


Established as a family business with integrity and passion as the core values, Dacland wanted to change the way people perceived the property development industry. We wanted to develop communities where people could feel connected. Starting with ensuring that every lot was a few minutes’ walk to a park.

John Dwyer Snr (Jack) founded Dacland in 1999. And putting his strong property and business acumen to use, Dacland began developing desirable home sites with plentiful green open spaces and waterways.

Highly successful, these features have become a focus for all Dacland developments ever since. The company has grown by consistently responding to consumer needs and aspirations; knowing that it is the expectations of our residents which drive us to succeed. And Dacland has a track record of high quality, successful communities.



Our Business
Is creating communities.

Our Company
– Founded as a family business in 1999, we are a private company
– We listen and respond to changing consumer needs and aspirations
– We are a capable and experienced joint venture partner
– We are committed to providing consistent high quality returns to our shareholders
– We are a dynamic team always challenging the status quo

Our Goal
Is to create communities where people want to be.


A Sense of Belonging
Friendly, safe places to live and an address to be proud of.

Beautiful Open Space
Streets, parks and gardens that respect and enhance the natural environment. Useable places for active and passive recreation.

Real Housing Choice
A range of housing to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Peace of Mind
Design guidelines for high quality, neighbourhood-friendly housing.

Energy Efficient
Housing sites that maximize solar access and water sensitive design.

Attention to Detail
Presentation standards that provide a benchmark in our industry.

Health & Well-Being
Neighbourhoods that provide for outdoor exercise and activities to enhance health and wellbeing.

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