About Our Team

The makers of Providence

“I want to be able to take my 7-year old son, my 5-year old and 10-month old daughters to these places in 20 years and be proud of the legacy we have left behind.”

Adam Shephard, Managing Director, Okeland Communities


Created in the tradition of the great town founders, Providence is the masterwork of the pioneering Shephard family. Their family-owned company, Okeland Communities is one of Australia’s most successful and dedicated residential specialists.

The team of specialists who have come together with Okeland Communities to bring Providence to life are leaders in their field of expertise. Each partner shares the Shephard family’s passion for the Ripley Valley – and their commitment for creating something extraordinary here.


Okeland Communities is a family-owned property development company based in Perth, Western Australia. The company has its roots in the property industry as far back as 1971 when David Shephard began building homes and doing small developments within Perth.

In honour of our roots and commitment to the legacy we are building. We pride ourselves on engaging with communities, local councils and state governments to create outstanding residential communities across the country. We like to recognise and seize opportunities in long term development solutions that benefit the existing communities along with the new community whilst ensuring we leave legacies in which we are proud of.

It's the Okeland way.

Become a part of the Providence community

Find out what house and land packages are available at Providence and enjoy all the fun of life in this wonderful new community in the heart of Ripley Valley.