Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Deal

In 2016, the Australian Government began entering into City Deals to support economic development in specific communities. A City Deal represents a partnership between a community and all 3 levels of government focused on jobs creation and renewal. The Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Deal proposal would include the Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour, Illawarra and Shoalhaven LGAs and is being developed by:

  • RDA Illawarra
  • RDA Far South Coast
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Kiama Municipal Council
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation
  • Illawarra Business Chamber
  • UDIA
  • Property Council
  • University of Wollongong
  • Smart Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

The prospectus outlines 10 key projects for delivery, representing $148.5m Federal, $589.5 State, $47m council and $90m private investment.

  • Business case for the South West Illawarra Rail Link (SWIRL)
  • Picton Road Duplication and Mt Ousley Interchange
  • M1 Albion Park on/off ramps
  • Development of Albatross Aviation Technology Precinct
  • Wollongong Entertainment Centre Precinct
  • Blue Highway: Develop a Cruise, Boating and Voyaging Network
  • Kiama Arts and Cultural Precinct
  • Develop Nowra Waterfront Mixed-Use Precinct
  • Circular Economy and Reduced Waste to Landfill
  • Implementation Plan and delivery of Smart City Regional Projects

The coalition will present their proposal to governments in the near future.