Illawarra to Shoalhaven

The Illawarra to Shoalhaven (I2S) partnership was established to ensure the long-term survival of the region’s biodiversity in the face of climate change by protecting and enhancing habitat connections from the Royal National Park to Batemans Bay.

The partnership provides a forum for local organisations to pursue common conservation goals and achieve the GER vision. I2S builds on the achievements of many other groups and landowners in the region and works to strengthen existing collaboration between partners as well as forge new partnerships.

What makes this region special?
Illawarra to Shoalhaven was selected as a priority region for GER due to its high environmental values, the need and potential to enhance connectivity in the region and the wide range of already active local interest groups.


  • Berry Landcare
  • National Parks Association of NSW Inc.
  • NPWS
  • Shoalhaven Council
  • University of Wollongong
  • Department of Justice NSW
  • NSW Sport & Recreation
  • Crown Lands
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • AgriWest CRT Bomaderry
  • Local Community members
  • Kiama Municipal Council
  • Robertson Environment Protection Society
  • AgriWest CRT Robertson
  • Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council

Bush Connect Project Officer

David Rush, Land for Wildlife Regional Assessor


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