RDA Illawarra is an independent organisation.  We are neutral brokers who advocate across all levels of government for the growth of the Illawarra's economy.

We take a long-term perspective and advocate strategically for the future greater good of the Illawarra region.  We value our people, culture and sustainable development.

We advocate either directly, when commercial or other sensitivities are involved, or publicly through submissions and direct advocacy.

Submissions are made on most matters of economic significance to the Illawarra region.  Our submissions are listed below.

Draft Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041


RDA Illawarra has provided a submission to the NSW Government on the Draft Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041.

Our submission supports the broad range of objectives that the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment seeks to achieve through a coordinated land use strategy as outlined in the Plan. 

RDA Illawarra has made several observations and outlined where we can add value and wish to collaborate on the future direction of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Region.  Our submission also provides 14 specific recommendations on the Regional Plan which support future economic growth in the region. 




Wollongong City Council - Urban Development Framework (Draft) 2019

The Urban Development Framework (2019) provides one pathway to deliver the required commercial development, and RDA Illawarra strongly supports the economic objectives and 11 recommendations outlined in the Framework and its accompanying Economic Analysis.

The UDF outlines one approach to the next 20 years of infrastructure and economic development for Wollongong, though some of its recommendations, particularly the development a commercial-only core, are not without risk and will require political courage.


Joint Submission to Infrastructure Australia

In conjunction with Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation, Wollongong City Council and Property Council of Australia, RDAI have prepared this assessment of Australia's future infrastructure needs.

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