The Adelaide Development Company has established itself as one of the state's leading developers of residential property.

Adelaide Development Company (ADC) is a family business spanning more than 90 years and three generations. In that time our philosophy has remained the same. We hold a long-term strategic position to optimise value through creation of sustainable communities. This may be through direct ownership or in joint venture with compatible organisations. We firmly believe that good design is timeless.

ADC is constantly seeking long-term investment opportunities that fit this philosophy. Development is a long-term business. Any significant project can take several years from inception to completion with the market passing through cycles over this timeframe. To ensure success, it is necessary to plan for these natural cycles.

Map of Experience

Share Our Vision

ADC has shared strong and enduring partnerships with other property industry members who share our vision to create landmark residential and commercial developments. If you share our vision and philosophy, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.


ADC is an award winning developer with a track record for sustainable development that takes its lead from the surrounding environment.  We have consciously sought to prioritise sustainable initiatives, from the way we shape our residential communities, through to our Design Guidelines and Encumbrances that seek to protect both the environment and buyers’ investments.

Key Strengths

  • Integrity is paramount.
  • A commitment to doing the ‘right thing’ and not just taking the easy option.
  • Leading edge thinking in creating communities.
  • Culture of offering ‘the best’ in any given market.
  • Demonstrating tangible evidence through completed projects.
  • Focus on long-term wealth creation. Doing things well means not compromising long-term benefits for short-term expediency.
  • Establish successful track record.


Niche at Hillbank

Stormwater Industry Association
Excellence in Infrastructure, 2011

Franklin Island

Stage 1 Excellence in Civil Construction
Civil Contractors Federation SA Branch Finalist, 2010

Blackwood Park

UDIA Award for Excellence
Best Residential Subdivision 50-600 lots, 2004

Encounter Waters

UDIA Award for Excellence
Best Residential Subdivision 50-600 lots, 2007

Enviro Developments

ADC is Australia’s first developer to achieve multiple project EnviroDevelopment accreditation. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically based branding system designed to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and therefore select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles.

Blackwood Park and Niche at Hillbank have been carefully designed to protect the environment and use resources responsibly, whilst offering a range of benefits to homeowners, industry and government. These developments are entitled to proudly recognise their achievements by displaying a range of EnviroDevelopment icons. Where you see the EnviroDevelopment logo on an ADC development, you will know that the development has been designed to be friendlier to the environment.