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...