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  • Drop in building approvals ominous for Illawarra housing affordability

    23 Mar 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber notes latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming a 12.7% decline in building approvals between February 2016 and January 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year. ... read more

  • Steel Procurement Forum Identifies Key Issues

    21 Mar 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber congratulates all who participated in yesterday’s Steel Procurement Forum held at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus. Participants contributed to a constructive discussion around the importance of the Steel Industry to the Illawarra. ... read more

  • Technology available to improve safety on the South Coast line

    15 Mar 2017

    Illawarra First has commissioned directed research to identify key rail infrastructure/measures to improve rail freight and commuter movements between Wollongong and Sydney. ... read more

  • Solid Midterm Position for State Government

    14 Mar 2017

    The State’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, says solid economic management, implementation of a sound policy agenda and investment in much needed infrastructure underpin an overall score of 8 out of 10 for the State Government at its mid-term. ... read more

  • Supply key to housing affordability

    08 Mar 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber notes increasing concerns regarding housing affordability and is highlighting the importance of focusing on measures that boost supply and reduce the cost of new housing. ... read more

  • Gas Supply Issues Must be Addressed

    08 Mar 2017

    The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, says reports of impending gas shortages this winter signal the urgent need for the NSW and Federal Governments to do more to increase gas supply to ensure manufacturers can continue to operate in NSW. ... read more

  • Port Kembla can support a congested Sydney Harbour

    07 Mar 2017

    Reports of overcrowding in Sydney Harbour and the need for alternate ports and infrastructure to service the growing demand and value of the cruise industry again raises the potential of Port Kembla. ... read more

  • The risks of increasing energy prices for business

    28 Feb 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber notes the increasing concerns and frustration of business in respect to rising energy prices and the potential for energy intensive businesses to relocate operations and jobs offshore. ... read more

  • Need for affordable and pragmatic penalty rates

    24 Feb 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber supports today’s decision of the Fair Work Commission to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in a number of hospitality and retail awards as it presents a more affordable and pragmatic wage system. ... read more

  • Fair Work Decision the Start of Workplace Reform

    23 Feb 2017

    The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, believes the decision of the full bench of the Fair Work Commission in its four yearly review of modern awards is the first step in addressing a major issue in workplace relations and politicians looking for short term political gain to prevent its intention should be called out by the electorate. ... read more

Membership options for small, medium and corporate businesses. From $615 per year.