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Illawarra Skills Needs

Priority 1: Infrastructure

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Regional background knowledge.
  • Knowledge of process of gaining support and funding for large infrastructure items.
  • Understanding and ability to work with all levels of government.
  • Strong communication and liaison skills.

Priority 2: Industry Development

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Knowledge of strong industry bases in region eg. Manufacturing, health and ageing, education, knowledge services, practical experience in these areas, strong contacts.

Priority 3: Job Creation

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Ability to identify projects that will benefit the region and the ability to highlight and attract partners to work with, strong regional history/background knowledge.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • At least two representatives—one each from Kiama and Shellharbour LGAs.