The Illawarra has added yet another reason why people are calling our beautiful region home, with Vista Park taking out the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Land Development Marketing.

The state-wide award recognised the creative and innovative approach adopted by the Vista Park team mixed with strong branding and appreciation of the market.

“With so many strong competitors from across the state it was a real honour to have Vista Park recognised in these prestigious awards by our peers in the industry. We also need to thank the broader project team as well as Vista Park residents who have embraced the vision and community building approach we have strived to deliver.” said Michael Sheargold, Managing Director of Sheargold, the developer behind Vista Park.

And there certainly is no shortage of fun being had with residents and followers of the Vista Park community. Monthly video updates of the project using a professional-grade drone, handing out virtual reality goggles showing 360 progress images, John Deere ride on mower giveaways, and super soakers for kids to find water activated art installations around the community.

Sheargold Marketing Manager, Shaun McCausland, said “We certainly strive to keep things fun and entertaining for our residents. After all, deciding on settling in a new community is a big decision and it’s our job to make it as fun and memorable as possible”.

“Sheargold has been actively developing residential communities in Wollongong for over 40 years and the company is now a 3rd. generational business with an even more enhanced reputation as a result of this most recent award”. Said lead agent, Tom Wetherall, who has been working with Sheargold for well over 30 years.