Each of Australia's 55 Regional Development Australia bodies prepares a Regional Plan, which is used by the Australian Government to provide a regional perspective into the formulation of national policies. These plans identify regional infrastructure needs and are valid for a five year period, but are reviewed annually to ensure they respond to emerging trends in the region. Each Plan documents its vision and direction for the RDA's region and provides a summary of current economic conditions.
The RDA Illawarra Regional Plan includes information and data that is based on extensive research and consultation across the Illawarra community, and workshops and discussions at the State of the Illawarra Regional Leaders Summit's in 2009 - 2013.
The initial Plan was launched in July 2009 and has been revised in October 2011 and September 2012 and in 2014, following the downsizing of BlueScope Steel at Port Kembla and the flow-on effects in the region.
Our priorities are currently being updated, once these are finalised our Regional Plan will be refreshed. A link to a copy of the latest version of the Regional Plan can be found here.