About RDA Illawarra

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra is the peak regional development consultative organisation for the Illawarra region (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas).

We are one of the 55 regional bodies within the RDA Australia network - a network of committees commissioned by the Government to support rural, regional, remote and urban communities all across Australia.

We exist because we are committed to ensuring the long term sustainability of Australia’s regions. We are here to work with all sectors of the Illawarra community, including women, young people, Aboriginal Australians and people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Our Team

Debra Murphy

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Executive Assistant

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Sonia Miles

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Projects Officer

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Susan Wallis

  • RT @JCIIllawarra: This Tuesday 22nd May kicks off JCI Illawarra's Mentor Me Program for 2018 at UOW's Innovation Campus. This is an awesom…

  • RT @garethjward: BIG WIN: Announcing that @ShellharbourCC has been included in the NSW State Government’s $1.3Billion Regional Growth Fund…

  • RT @SMART_facility: Check out our latest #LoRaWAN gateway attached to the Project AIRSHIP Blimp for #SharkEye over #Kiama beach. This gatew…

  • Meeting the Minister NSW RDA meeting @JohnJMcVeigh @rdaillawarra https://t.co/uFyY1z25xP

  • The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, has announced that the guidelines for the… https://t.co/bRCg4czqNa



We believe in our vision of transforming the Illawarra into a prosperous, vibrant and equitable region. We believe we can achieve this vision through focusing on business growth, job creation and a more liveable and equitable region.

RDA has a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harnesses our competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

RDA Illawarra Quarterly Report to the Region March 2018 diagram

RDA Illawarra Quarterly Report to the Region January - March 2018

Key Projects 

 Transition Illawarra 1 9



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