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Leading & Advocacy

Vision for the Illawarra Shoalhaven

The ISJO’s vision for the region is:

 A confident, vibrant, safe and productive region that optimises the potential of its people and environment now and into the future.

Mission statement  

The ISJO will:  Lead, advocate, collaborate and deliver outcomes that serve the interests of the region’s diverse communities.

Operating principles

The ISJO will be:

  • Cohesive: speaking with one voice on regional issues and valuing equal representation
  • Collaborative: by working across member councils, communities, governments, and with a wide range of partners in the spirit of friendship and trust
  • Respectful: of local autonomy on local issues
  • Efficient: by avoiding duplication and using resources within and available to member Councils wherever possible
  • Aligned: with consistency between member councils and NSW Government on regional strategies and policies
  • Transparent: in its operations between member councils and other partners
  • Evidenced based: when introducing or transitioning programs and shared services