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We are very excited that the inaugural winner of the UDIA Roy Sheargold Scholarship, Katrie Lowe, has embarked on fact finding and thought sharing journey she has coined Urban CurioCity.

This program sees Katrie travelling the world to learn about cities, their urban challenges through real life interactions and observations, and potential solutions available. She has launched an interactive blog covering her travels, experiences, research and meetings with on which she plans to share her ideas and discoveries from around the world. This will give her, and her blog followers, an insight into the interactions Katrie has with thought leaders in urban design, planning, and city shaping. As a result of these interactions Katrie hopes to profile emerging bright ideas that perhaps haven’t been talked of, or even considered, before for her peers back home in Australia.

Sheargold, through the UDIA NSW Roy SHeargold Scholarship, are proud to be a supporting Katrie on this epic journey that what will undoubtedly be an extremely interesting, inspirational and innovative two years.

You can follow Katrie’s blog Urban CurioCity here

"I believe that in order to have an educated conversation about the future of our cities, we need to understand the whole story behind the challenges we face. Urban CurioCity is a mission to explore these challenges first hand, and share these experiences, in the hope of creating a bolder conversation about the design of our cities of the future."  Katrie Lowe

UDIA NSW Roy Sheargold Scholarship Winner Announced

The Roy Sheargold Scholarship was established in 2016 by UDIA NSW in partnership with Sheargold’s Managing Director, Michael Sheargold, to honour his grandfather and founder of the business, Roy Sheargold. The inaugural winner, as announced at the UDIA Christmas Lunch, is up-and-coming AECOM Engineer, Katrie Lowe of Sydney.

This scholarship is designed to allow industry professionals to reach the next level by using the award to conduct research or further education. In receiving the award from Michael, Ms Lowe was thrilled to accept the scholarship saying she will use the opportunity to embark upon a global research expedition to further benefit her skills with innovations to tackle the challenges facing Sydney such as housing affordability and sustainable engineering, just as Roy Sheargold did over his many years active in the industry.

An encouraging number of high calibre applications were received, and it is envisaged that this opportunity will, in the ensuing years, produce some excellent results for the entire Australian development industry.

Vista Park Competition “The Grove – Your Perfect Day”

Sheargold recently held a competition at Vista Park, our masterplanned community in Wongawilli, where we asked new residents in the Grove community how they would see their perfect day living at The Grove.

All entries were creative and heartfelt and were of such a high calibre that our judging panel could not pick a clear winner between the two top entries. We congratulate the Hoyle and Withers families as joint winners. They now have the equally hard task of choosing their prize, with a choice between:
• $2,000 Freedom Furniture voucher
• $2,000 landscape voucher
• Year’s supply of Hoyts movie tickets

We would like to congratulate all the entrants and thank them for taking the time and making the effort to submit some very wonderful concepts of their Perfect Day.

Click here to view the Hoyle Family’s winning entry, and Click here to view the Withers Family’s winning entry.

Sheargold Managing Director, Michael Sheargold, said “The response from residents in the community is heartwarming and indicative of a great community spirit.”

Vista Park intends to host further community engaging exercises like this as we see more residents calling this masterplanned community their home.