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  • Fast Tracked Training Essential to Solve State's Skills Needs

    26 May 2017

    Governments and businesses need to urgently train more people, and retrain existing workers, with a recent survey undertaken by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, finding employers are experiencing skills shortages equating to more than 54,000 jobs state-wide. ... read more

  • Regions entitled to fair share of proceeds from asset recycling

    19 May 2017

    More detail and a greater focus on how revenue from the estimated $23 billion in net proceeds from leasing of the state’s electricity assets is required for regional centres. The proceeds from the leasing of these assets should be shared across the state and used to address infrastructure deficiencies and, where possible, assist in improving economic participation and addressing key challenges such as youth unemployment. ... read more

  • Brakes applied to building approvals

    15 May 2017

    The Latest building approval data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms a slowing in the number of approvals for the Illawarra. The data confirms the drop has been most severe in Wollongong, down almost 29% and the Shoalhaven, down almost 21% on a year on year basis. ... read more

  • Funding and support for South West Illawarra Rail Line

    11 May 2017

    While no specific major infrastructure initiatives were identified for the Illawarra region in the 2017 Federal Budget, the announcement of a $10 billion National Rail Program identifies a source of funding for the desperately needed South West Illawarra Rail Line (SWIRL). ... read more

  • NSW Business Chamber Responds to Federal Budget

    09 May 2017

    The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, has called on the Senate to pass the Federal Budget as it has been presented by Treasurer Scott Morrison, and allow the Government to get on with the job it was elected to do less than 12 months ago. ... read more

  • Federal Budget 2017: Recognises importance of small business and infrastructure

    09 May 2017

    In an environment of fiscal consolidation the 2017 Federal Budget acknowledges the importance of small business to our national economy and employment generation and investing major transport infrastructure to improve social outcomes, housing affordability and economic growth. ... read more

  • NSW Businesses Remain Optimistic Despite Declining Profits

    08 May 2017

    Business confidence remained broadly positive despite moderating from the previous quarter, according to the latest Business Conditions Survey, which is conducted by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber. ... read more

  • Increased costs and declining sales biting business

    08 May 2017

    The Business Conditions Survey for the March 2017 Quarter saw an increase in operating costs and decline in sales revenue for businesses in the Illawarra and South Coast. ... read more

  • Announcing the categories of the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards

    05 May 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber is delighted to announce the award categories for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards to be held on Friday, 20 October 2017 at the WIN Entertainment Centre. ... read more

  • Special events boost Illawarra profile and economy

    04 May 2017

    The Illawarra hosts a number of special events including: Spring Into Corrimal, Bundanoon Highland Gathering, Shoalhaven River Festival and Wings Over Illawarra. Such events not only engage and entertain the Illawarra community but importantly showcase the many attractions of the region and provide a valuable boost to local business and the regional economy. ... read more

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