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Collaborating with Partners

The ISJO has a second core function of collaboration with the following objectives:

To interact strongly with other spheres of government and other regional groupings.


To provide for the exchange and recognition of information and ideas amongst member Councils and other agencies.

    • Collaborate with partners to develop a framework to support regional economic growth.
    • Partner with NSW and Australian Government, and other organisations, to develop a Youth Education and Employment Strategy.
    • Work with Transport NSW and other partners to deliver the Illawarra Regional Transport Strategy.
    • Work with relevant partners to plan for and deliver improved telecommunications infrastructure.
    • Share information to increase understanding of regional land use planning challenges, opportunities and responses.
    • Work with the OLG and other pilot JOs to help develop the legislative model for JOs.
    • Reach a common understanding between the Councils of what the enhancing regional strategic capacity function means for the ISJO, as well as opportunities and priorities.
    • Reach a common understanding between Councils of opportunities and priorities for the ISJO in the regional service delivery function.


  • It has identified a number of key partners, including State and Federal MPs and MLCs and Senators, key state government agencies, and other regional organisations. Focus of collaboration includes these Partnership Activities.