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.

Mount Keira

Mount Keira

Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Strategy
Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the Illawarra escarpment is currently home to 35km of (unapproved) trails. Mountain bikers are a high-spending demographic, and many from Sydney, often travel past the Illawarra to ride in other locations.

Destination Wollongong's strategy aims to deliver around 85km of sustainable trail networks, which integrate with other existing uses in a safe and strategic manner.

RDA Illawarra supports the Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Strategy and provided a postive submission in the community consultation phase.

Mount Keira Summit Park Plan of Management
Wollongong City Council's Plan aims to increase the amount of operational land on the Summit Park, deliver power to the site and priorities education and indigenous heritage. The Plan also includes reference to a potential commerical outcome at the site.

RDA Illawarra supports the Mount Keira Summit Park Plan of Management and provided a positive submission

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