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

  • RT @UOWTV: "We are not going to be victims of change, we are going to be leaders of it" @TurnbullMalcolm @uow #uow #socialj #auspol https:/…

  • RT @UOW: Wollongong will become a hub for revolutionary medical research with $80M Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences https://t.co/YCo8…

  • Congrats on the graduation of the 2014-2016 Leadership Illawarra Program Cohort via @illawarramerc https://t.co/uTwNik48ik

  • Join @illawarraforum at the Illawarra Community Services Innovation Sandpit for ideas, improvements & opportunites… https://t.co/RLjggQromb

  • RT @illawarraforum: safeTALK is a half-day presentation run by Lifeline South Coast aimed at helping people in the community be alert... ht…



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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