The first step in the process of developing the draft plan for the Illawarra was the preparation and release of The Illawarra over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper in August 2013. The Paper was accompanied by extensive community consultation and this was used to inform the draft Plan.
The Your future Illawarra Draft Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan was released for community consultation in October 2014. It identified options for delivering new homes, jobs and infrastructure, as the region grows over the next 20 years. Community feedback has again been carefully considered to help inform the final Plan.
Feedback from the community and stakeholders during the consultation on the Your future Illawarra Draft Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan in late 2014 has helped us to finalise the Plan.
The Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan will guide strategic planning for this nationally significant region over the next 20 years.
The new plan is focussed on: