About RDA Illawarra

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra is the peak regional development consultative organisation for the Illawarra region (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas).

We are one of the 55 regional bodies within the RDA Australia network - a network of committees commissioned by the Government to support rural, regional, remote and urban communities all across Australia.

We exist because we are committed to ensuring the long term sustainability of Australia’s regions. We are here to work with all sectors of the Illawarra community, including women, young people, Aboriginal Australians and people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Our Team

Debra Murphy

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Executive Assistant

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Sonia Miles

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Projects Officer

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Susan Wallis

  • $272 million Regional Growth Fund announced by Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, today… https://t.co/qeZX1tz2ii

  • Launch of the 360 illawarra Shoalhaven Economic Outlook @garethjward https://t.co/hMkOVKUD5X

  • Hi , here is RDA Illawarra’s March Newsletter https://t.co/IIi6uzv5vj

  • RT @UOW: UOW VC Prof Paul Wellings says @LendleaseGroup developmentl concept for Health & Wellbeing Precinct “best meets UOW’s vision to a…

  • Shellharbour Marina - 30% larger than Darling Harbour - on the bottom of the harbour #Shellharbour #RDAIllawarra https://t.co/6ZWJvyww1S



We believe in our vision of transforming the Illawarra into a prosperous, vibrant and equitable region. We believe we can achieve this vision through focusing on business growth, job creation and a more liveable and equitable region.
To that extent we have developed 6 key priorities for the Illawarra region and initiatives which we believe will support regional growth.

Key Projects 

 Transition Illawarra 1 9



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