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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • IT and professional services can help address youth unemployment

    01 May 2017

    Technological advances, global competition and changes in the world economy mean that many of the jobs of the future will be in the IT and knowledge based professions. The Illawarra currently has almost 7,000 people employed in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry. ... read more

  • Skilled employees critical to many businesses

    19 Apr 2017

    Changes to the current 457 visa program should assist in highlighting the importance of addressing skilled labour shortages and promoting measures to support greater employment participation. ... read more

  • NSW Budget submission: Importance of investing in regions

    13 Apr 2017

    The lower cost base and competitive benefits of regions should be a priority for the 2017-18 NSW State Government Budget to be tabled in June. ... read more

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