DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT: ILLAWARRA-SHOALHAVEN REGIONAL PLAN 

The regional Plan for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven is a plan for a sustainable future, founded on a strong, diversified economy that will generate high quality jobs .

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WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION IN THE ILLAWARRA

Over the past twenty years at least, there has been a notable deterioration in the level of workforce participation by males in the Illawarra, from already low levels relative to NSW and national levels. In April 2017, RDA Illawarra commissioned IRIS Research to explore and measure the attitudes towards and motivations of workforce participation in the Illawarra region which could provide insights that can help in future policy setting and advocacy to maximise regional productivity and community connectedness.

A copy of the report can be viewed here...

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into the indicators of and impact of regional inequality in Australia

 The Standing Committee on Economics has established an inquiry into the indicators of and impact of regional inequality in Australia.

A copy of the report can be viewed here.

360 ECONOMIC PROSPECTUS 

The region is developing an information prospectus which highlights the regional and net-state benefits of the Illawarra connecting to economic opportunities in surrounding regions. The prospectus will provide a ‘360 degree’ overview of how the Illawarra’s skills, assets and capabilities can connect with identified future growth opportunities and economic drivers in Sydney; Western Sydney; the South Coast/ACT; and the Port Kembla international trade gateway.

A copy of the report can be viewed here