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Cross Council Programs

For further information on any of the following click on the links to the left.

Pilot Joint Organisation Project

In 2015, the Office of Local Government provided funding of $300,000 to allow the four participating Councils to undertake work associated with establishing the Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation (IPJO).

Procurement Roadmap Program

Procurement has been increasingly acknowledged in both the public and private sectors as a vital strategic tool to reduce costs and improve performance outcomes. New South Wales Councils spend more than $7 billion through procurement each year on the goods and services needed to support council operations.

Weed Management (IDWA)

The ISJO acts as Secretariat for the Illawarra District Weeds Authority (IDWA) which was established by Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Councils in 1993. The Authority represents an activity under the ISJO function of "regional service delivery" as it is a joint venture of three of the four ISJO Councils, delegated...

Regional Weeds Management

The South Coast Regional Weeds Action Program (SCRWAP) encompasses a new approach to weed management extending efforts further into strategic planning, regional collaboration and a focus on the management of new and emerging weeds.

Regional Waste Coordination Program

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has, under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative, funded another 4 year Regional Waste Coordination program to support implementation of the Southern Region Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2017-21.

Remnant Bushland Database

The Database was first developed in 2000 by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW with funding assistance from the NSW Environmental Trust and the National Heritage Trust. In 2011, the Database was updated and improved by Wollongong City Council, Shellharbour City Council and Kiama Municipal Council under the Illawarra Biodiversity...