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Our History

GHG Development was established in 2012 to deliver the Ascot Park Residential Subdivision project in Port Macquarie.

Following the successful completion of this project and company restructure, the company has moved forward under the sole ownership of Trevor Groeneveld, one of its original co-founders.

Trevor has a successful entrepreneurial history in the construction and property development industry. He boasts a comprehensive career that spans business startups to senior executive roles in top tier Australian-listed companies. A standout achievement includes founding, growing and eventually overseeing the strategic sale of ITS Pipetech to Downer Utilities in 2016.

The GHG Development team has now grown to include Wally Akacha as Project Director and Anna Cloake as Business Manager. Trevor and Wally have over 20 successful years working together in Civil Construction together. Wally’s strategic mindset and leadership capability has facilitated success across many roles and has played a pivotal role in ensuring compliance, program delivery and project profitability.

As Business Manager, Anna has worked with leading building companies and successfully managed several high-profile projects. Her ability to handle complex challenges effectively and her practical approach to project management has been a defining contribution to the GHG Development team.

Commitment, excellence, professionalism

Our Team

At the heart of our achievements stands our exceptional team, driving our market leadership. We’re a formidable, dedicated collective, enriched with vast experience and expertise. Fueled by an entrepreneurial ethos, we thrive on surpassing expectations and achieving commercial excellence.

TREVOR GROENEVELD

Director

Trevor Groeneveld is a successful entrepreneur in the construction and property development industry. He boasts a comprehensive career that spans business startups to senior executive roles in top tier Australian-listed companies.

With specialised expertise in water, road, and rail contracting, he excels in establishing successful ventures based on exceptional team leadership and product and service innovation. A standout achievement includes founding, growing and eventually overseeing the strategic sale of ITS Pipetech to Downer in 2016. Transitioning full-time to property development, Trevor has effectively managed and delivered successful residential and industrial projects, highlighted by Ascot Park in Port Macquarie, now a thriving community for over 300 families.

Beyond his impressive business portfolio, Trevor is the owner of GT Racing Team, a Sydney-based Australian superbike racing team first founded in 2023.

His ability to build winning teams reflects his overarching success in civil construction and property development, underpinned by a steadfast commitment to a clear vision, values, and goals.

WALLY AKACHA

Project Director

Wally is a seasoned professional with a diverse career, from a two-person start-up to Managing Director of a national civil construction business. Beginning at the grassroots level, he played a pivotal role in growing the profitable business to 160 employees with 25% YoY revenue growth. As a shareholder, Wally prioritised profitability, compliance, and management of a robust workforce.

His entrepreneurial journey also includes interests and significant contributions to businesses in other industries such as leadership mentoring, business coaching and sports education as well as board roles in the Not-For-Profit sector.

Now working in the property development field, his previous experience in delivering projects as a principal contractor and his understanding of key business principles, has helped him achieve success in the project owner role.

Wally’s strategic mindset and leadership capability has facilitated success across many roles. His story underscores a holistic approach to entrepreneurship, encompassing strategic growth and a keen understanding of diverse industry landscapes.

ANNA CLOAKE

Business Manager

Anna is our Business Manager and Company Strategist with over 17 years of experience in management, mainly in health and community services. Her transition to the building and development industry was driven by a passion for creating impactful infrastructure. In our team, Anna is known for her practical approach to project management, combining her extensive experience with a genuine desire to make a difference.

Working with leading building companies, Anna has successfully managed several high-profile projects, showcasing her ability to handle complex challenges effectively. She’s approachable and values collaboration, qualities that make her a favorite among clients and colleagues alike. Anna’s focus is always on delivering results that not only meet but exceed expectations, all while ensuring a positive and inclusive working environment. Her leadership is a driving force in our company, guiding us towards innovative and community-centered projects.

Seamless collaboration

What our partners say

Having provided planning advice and support to GHG Developments for the last few years, it is evident that their engagement with their community and locality is an integral component to their vision. GHG Developments have provided high quality places for people to live, play and grow in the Port Macquarie Region. Their residential estates provide places for strong community growth and opportunities to connect. More recently, they are ensuring the economic spaces in our Region are able to meet the ever changing demands of the workplace.

GHG Developments invest in remaining ahead of the changing industry and community requirements. This ensures their developments are able to respond to changing markets and provides the diversity & vibrancy required to remain viable in the long term.

The significance of connectivity and integration with the wider Region is integral to GHG Developments, and they continue to provide opportunities that support community prosperity. Their innovative approach to providing land and resources is derived from decades of business success. Always brilliant to see their projects come to fruition.

Michelle Love - Project ManagerLove Project Management