Research and Partnerships


Directly or in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders the ISJO is involved in the commissioning and delivery of leading edge research and evaluation activities.  These include, for 2022/2023 our Capacity Building Program and a wide range of environmental and circular economy initiatives.

Information on some of our key research and evaluation activities may be found on our Major Research page.


A core function of the ISJO is inter-governmental collaboration. We work closely with the NSW Government, Australian Government, other councils and Joint Organisations across regional NSW. 

Collaboration activities with our partners include but are not limited to:

  • work with State Agencies, our Member Council and other stakeholders in the implementation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan
  • work with Transport for NSW and other partners in the delivery of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Transport Plan
  • work with relevant partners to plan for and deliver improved telecommunications and regionally significant infrastructure
  • sharing of information to increase understanding of regional land use planning challenges, opportunities and responses
  • delivery of programs which enhance the regional strategic capacity of the ISJO member councils
  • implementing opportunities and priorities for the ISJO for regional service delivery to our communities
  • See these links to information on our Partner Organisations and some of our current Partnership Activities