The Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan sets a vision for the future the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
To achieve this vision, we have set four goals for the region:
A PDF version of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan [PDF, 5.64MB] is also available for download.
The vision for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region is for a sustainable future and a resilient community, capable of adapting to changing economic, social and environmental circumstances.Read about this region's vision
Goal 1 - A prosperous Illawarra-Shoalhaven
In 2013, the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region generated $16.2 billion in Gross Regional Product (GRP), making it the third-largest economic contributor to regional growth in NSW.Read about a prosperous Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Goal 2 - A variety of housing choices with homes that meet needs and lifestyles
Providing housing choice to meet the community’s needs into the future, in locations that can sustain housing is a key objective of the Plan.More on housing choices
Goal 3 - A region with communities that are strong, healthy and well-connected
People come to the region because of the lifestyle opportunities available from the stunning coastal landscape. The NSW Government will use the appeal of the coast to grow its economy but not at the expense of this landscape.More on lifestyle opportunities
Goal 4 - A region that makes appropriate use of agricultural and resource lands
The Illawarra-Shoalhaven region contains valuable natural resources including minerals, water, coal and construction materials. Drinking water for around 60 per cent of the State’s population is sourced from catchments partly located within the Illawarra-Shoalhaven.Read about the natural resources in this region
Goal 5 - A region that protects and enhances the natural environment
The Illawarra-Shoalhaven is home to an estimated 1,800 native plant species, including over 60 threatened plant species. Surveys have identified over 100 threatened animal species, 26 endangered ecological communities and 19,120 hectares of wetlands.Read about this region's environmental values