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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Project Officer

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David Muscio

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Office Manager

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Lee Cooper

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Executive Officer

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Karen Bain

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Marketing & Communications

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Leigh Jewiss

  • @Hackagong Sure can. Send through to enquiries@rdaillawarra.com.au

  • Leadership Illawarra Program is accepting registrations for their 2016-2018 Cohort. https://t.co/5kPgfSEly4

  • RDAI is proud to be offering a community sector scholarship for the Leadership Illawarra Program. Apps close 2 Sept https://t.co/j3AxICCNJa

  • RT @wollongong_nsw: Eat Street Markets have been cancelled for tonight due to bad weather. https://t.co/gV0z0BtUta https://t.co/aBymNkEfZ2

  • RT @LiveTrafficNSW: All lanes have reopened after this accident, but traffic's still heavy. Still allow additional travel time. https://t.



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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