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IBC provides a powerful voice for the interests of the Illawarra business community and our region to all levels of Government. We are actively involved in policy debate on key economic and business issues. IBC aims to foster a business environment in the Illawarra region that is conducive to profitable business growth, sustainable job creation, and sound economic and social progress.

A range of our relevant policy submissions and publications are provided below.

2015 Policy Scorecard

Transport and Infrastructure
Australian Infrastructure Audit - A regional response to the findings of the Audit in relation to the Illawarra region
Rebuilding NSW Discussion Paper IBC Submission 2014

Advancing Infrastructure in the Illawarra: A regional response to the NSW Government's Rebuilding NSW Discussion Paper 2014
NSW Port and Freight Strategy Submission 2013
Long Term Transport Master Plan - IBC submission 2012
Long Term Transport Master Plan - Follow up IBC submission 2012
Catalyst Projects: a business perspective 2010

Local government
Submission to the 2016 Boundaries Commission: proposals to amalgamate Shellharbour City with Wollongong City Council and Kiama City Council with Shoalhaven Council
Wollongong City Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2015-2016 -  IBC submission 2015
Wollongong Council Securing Our Future Submission 2014
Announcement WCC Economic Development Board 2012
Opportunities for a new era 2011
Wollongong Council Review of parking meters 2010

Draft Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan -  IBC submission 2014
Dept Planning Illawarra 20yr plan - IBC submission 2013
NSWBC Submission on Planning Green Paper 2012

Economic development
IBC Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Transitioning Regional Economies (February 2017)
Regional Procurement Kit
IBC Submission to the Inquiry into the Future of Australia's Steel Industry (February 2016)
Illawarra Structural Adjustment, helping the Illawarra region adjust to the BlueScope downsizing
“The Jewel of the East Coast”:The Case for Relocation of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Base East to the Port of Port Kembla
Future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia - Joint submission 2015
Decade of Decentralisation - Joint Submission 2013
Illawarra Regional Action Plan - IBC Submission 2012
Economic Development in Wollongong 2010
Green Jobs Illawarra Action Plan 2009

You can find out more about our policy and advocacy agenda by contacting our Policy Manager at or by telephone at (02) 4229 4722.

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