DRIVING OUR ADVOCACY AGENDA
Illawarra First membership is by invitation only and membership fees are reinvested into the development of further initiatives based on the interests of members and the region.
Our members are deeply involved in our policy development and have the opportunity to influence our research priorities and inform our advocacy efforts to government and key stakeholders.
Through a close engagement with all levels of government and leaders in business, Illawarra First presents a united and sophisticated voice for the region with a clear emphasis on outcomes.
Effective public policy must be evidence based, and so a fund comprising $1 million has been established to support Illawarra First’s thought leadership and advocacy work. The fund is being used to advance research and advocacy projects of region-wide economic significance and influence the reputation of the Illawarra for the better.