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.

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.

Options for Financing Faster Rail

RDA Illawarra welcomes the Federal Government's interest in improving rail travel times between major economic centres across the nation, and for specifically identifying Sydney to Wollongong as one of the fast rail corridors in the Faster Rail Plan, page 4.

South32 Dendrobium Mine Development Application

RDA Illawarra supports the South32 Dendrobium Mine development application, in particular:

  • The importance of mining to the Illawarra’s economy
  • The importance of high paid jobs for the Illawarra’s economy, and alignment with the WCC draft ED strategy
  • The role of NSW Government and experts to review the environmental considerations and measures put forward by South32


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