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Monitoring Report

The NSW Government is renewing its focus on growing regional economies and communities by committing to deliver a range of catalyst projects in the Regional Plans.

 The Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan was released in November 2015, the first of 9 regional plans providing a vision and direction for land use planning priorities and decisions addressing future needs for housing, jobs, infrastructure and a healthy environment.


The Monitoring Report provides an overview of work undertaken by the Government and stakeholders to implement the goals, directions and actions set out in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan.


This report lists key achievements and regional highlights from the first two years of this plan in action. The Monitoring Report also sets out priority activities that will be progress over the next 12 months.

Key Highlights include:

  • Progress with Metro Wollongong Collaboration Initiatives
  • Significant increase in greenfield lots now serviced with trunk infrastructure in the West Dapto release area. 
  • Identification of surplus industrial landholdings around the Port at Port Kembla that can generate employment and support a resilient economy and;
  • Development of a risk-based decision-making framework to manage water quality and waterway health.  

Monitoring Report 2017