Business Illawarra identfies six key areas for action

March 11, 2024 9:18 am in by
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Six major priority areas have been laid out by Business Illawarra, that it wants factored into the NSW budget.

Business Illawarra’s recommended actions for the 2024-25 NSW Budget are:

  • Commence the Southern Rail Network Resilience Plan (2023 election commitment), which includes an investigation of the South West Illawarra Rail Link proposal.
  • Commit additional funding and cashflow allocations to expedite detailed design and planning work for the Picton Road Motorway project.
  • Identify key Government land for affordable housing supply in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with a timeline for delivery, and directly invest in meeting the backlog of 3,925 social housing dwellings in the Illawarra Shoalhaven.
  • Provide enhanced support for clean energy projects in the region through the Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).
  • Allocate funds for the development of the Illawarra Sport and Entertainment Precinct (pending approval of the masterplan and business case).
  • Work with Wollongong City Council to support an urban renewal program that includes developments around Wollongong Train Station and the Wollongong Health Precinct.
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The group believes the areas they’re focussing on would deliver major, job-boosting initiatives for the region.