Minister for the Illawarra John Ajaka today joined the
Member for South Coast, the Hon Shelley Hancock, the Member for Kiama, Gareth
Ward, the Member for Heathcote, Lee Evans, Upper House member Paul Green and
the Mayor of the Shoalhaven Jo Gash to launch the official NSW Government
said the Illawarra webpage provides information about what the Government is
doing in the region, key facts for potential investors and must do activities
for tourists. It is one of 15 regional pages being launched today on
news, government consultations and key initiatives will be available as well as
links to contact information for NSW Government Ministers, agencies and me as
Minister for the Illawarra” he said.
said the launch of the NSW Government’s Illawarra webpage in Nowra today shows
the importance the Government places on the Shoalhaven within the Illawarra
She said the
webpage contains links to other NSW Government websites, making it easier for
the visitor to obtain information on various Government services,
infrastructure upgrades, plans and initiatives.
Government Illawarra webpage is a fantastic tool that will assist in promoting
the Shoalhaven region and growing local industries,” Mrs Hancock said.
Mr Ward said
this is great news because now there is a one-stop-shop for information on the
links to major tourist attractions in the area including the Kiama Blowhole and
the Grand Pacific Drive,” Mr Ward said.
said the webpage also provides details on the region’s key industries,
including manufacturing, health, aged care, defence and tourism.
thanked the Minister and the Government for listening and defining Shoalhaven
as part of the Illawarra. This will help build on our symbiotic initiatives
within the Illawarra and the community will now be able to quickly find these
initiatives on this website.
said that the Government has drawn a line in the sand about the definition of
the Illawarra. The Illawarra region is defined as the four Local Government
Areas of Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Kiama and Wollongong.
Ms Gash said
definition of the Illawarra is great news for the Shoalhaven as we identify
closely with the Illawarra with our advanced manufacturing, road, rail, health
and education links.
“We are also
the second largest economy on the south coast behind Wollongong which ties us
of the Illawarra means our local government area will be at the table when
important decisions are being made about the region which affects jobs, growth,
planning and development.”
Illawarra webpage can be viewed at www.nsw.gov.au/region/illawarra.
regional webpages can be viewed at www.nsw.gov.au/regions.
contact: Vanessa Rofe 0419 618 081