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

  • Calling all Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) #Export #Hubs in the Illawarra - the SME grant applications are now… https://t.co/RO81msgwwA

  • RT @ruokday: We believe that conversations can make a difference, change our world and show those struggling with life that they're not alo…

  • The Port Kembla Community Investment Fund Round 3 is now open! Up to $4 million in funding is now available to supp… https://t.co/egk2mCjHDz

  • RT @FlagstaffRoy: Wonderful to have Leadership Illawarra Group visit @flagstaff_group checking out our paper and cardboard recycling centre…

  • Had a lovely morning at the Lord Mayoral Reception to welcome Their Excellencies, the Governor-General and Lady Cos… https://t.co/FMw8scofhS



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.

RDA has a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harnesses our competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

RDA Illawarra Quarterly Report to the Region March 2018 diagram

RDA Illawarra Quarterly Report to the Region April - June 2018

RDA Illawarra Quarterly Report to the Region January - March 2018

Key Projects 

 Transition Illawarra 1 9



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