In December 2018, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Join Organisation, Department of Premier and Cabinet, University of Wollongong and RDA Illawarra committed developing a Western Sydney - Illawarra-Shoalhaven Action Plan. This plan will provide clear and deliverable actions that will improve social, economic and employment connections between the Western Sydney and Illawarra-Shoalhaven regions. Elton Consulting was appointed to work with the Steering Committee to develop the action plan. This project has pivoted and the output will now be a Roadmap to Collaboration, as well as recommended actions. This Roadmap to Collaboration will be launched in September and published in the second half of 2019.