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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Marketing & Communications

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Leigh Jewiss

  • A full house listening to our grant writing workshop this morning https://t.co/9UjZSN6ziD

  • We're hosting a FREE grant writing workshop 9.30am 7 Feb, Wollongong https://t.co/UYSfQ5R88B https://t.co/c7IErPq4Yy

  • RT @TrainLinkSouth: #SouthCoastLine Buses are replacing trains between Kiama & Bomaderry in both directions due to urgent signal equipment…

  • RT @illawarramerc: A warm welcome for Voyager of the Seas: your photos https://t.co/hjDaWlYH2e https://t.co/datmdHlcD9

  • The Building Better Regions Fund with the Infrastructure Projects Stream & Community Investments Stream NOW OPEN https://t.co/uLAm8TWuwq



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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