Roy Sheargold Scholarship

The Roy Sheargold Scholarship was founded in memory of one of the most respected figures in the property development sector, life member of UDIA National and UDIA NSW. Roy sat on the Council of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) almost 50 years ago. He remained actively involved in the industry, UDIA and international industry bodies for more than 45 years. Roy believed that if you wanted to be a great developer you had to continually update your knowledge and travel the world to learn from international developers.


The UDIA NSW Roy Sheargold Scholarship will be awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates exceptional professional and/or academic achievement. The award is about helping individuals get to the next level. For this reason, the ideal applicant would use the scholarship to conduct research, further their education and/or professional networks. The successful applicant for the 2019 Roy Sheargold Scholarship will receive financial assistance of up to $7,500. 


Nominations open: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Nominations close: Friday 1 February 2019
Applications due: Friday 15 February 2019
Announcement of winner: UDIA NSW Research Breakfast in March 2019


Step 1: Download the Roy Sheargold Scholarship entry guidelines
Step 2: Nominate yourself or a colleague via the button below
Step 3: Receive, complete and return the application form with your CV via email 



For enquires about the scholarship, please contact Victoria Irvine at or on 02 9262 1214.








Tony Amidharmo Assistant Project Manager, Aqualand

Tony is greatly interested in BtR (Build to Rent), presently a hot buzzword in the Australian property industry. He plans to use the scholarship monetary contribution to investigate the existing BtR models in the UK and US, and to challenge the BtR models currently being trialled in Australia, in an attempt to determine if the BtR is economically viable in Australia, and whether it is only viable to large scale developers and investors.








Katrie Lowe, Engineer, AECOM

Katrie is a Civil Engineer with over 6 years’ experience. She is passionate about the potential to create sustainable integrated cities, and her parallel interests in urban development and sustainable water management has seen her chart a diverse career in both Australia and China. Katrie is an AECOM Young Leader and former Prime Minister's Endeavour Award Fellow. 

As a Roy Sheargold scholar, Katrie has embarked on a global research expedition to identify practical innovations to the urban development challenges facing Sydney.