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Regional Plan

With our commitment to the future of the Central West region, the Regional Plan identifies priorities for economic growth and job creation. Read more

Our Initiatives

RDA Central West has a range of regional initiatives that address regional priorities and enable our region to continue to grow sustainably. Read more

Funding & Grants

Find out more about available funding and grants that can assist your organisation and discover how RDA Central West can assist you. Read more

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Recent News

Julia Andrews

Message from the Executive Director – Julia Andrews

We are delighted to Welcome our new Chair, Christine Weston, to RDA Central West. Born in Parkes, Christine is an accomplished marketing executive with 20 years international experience working in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany and throughout Asia Pacific.  Christine has been involved with Boards for over 10 years in both not-for-profit community sector withRead More


Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants

The NSW Government is offering grants, under the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for infrastructure projects in three key areas:

Showground, Crown Land

Community Infrastructure Grants 2018

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Regional Development Australia – Central West

Regional Development Australia Central West is a locally managed not-for-profit, part of the national network of 55 RDA Committees funded by the Australian Government, to promote economic development and a stronger NSW Central Western region. Our region extends from Lithgow in the east to Lake Cargelligo in the west and comprises the local government areas of Lithgow, Oberon, Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Cabonne, Cowra, Parkes, Forbes, Weddin and Lachlan.

We acknowledge and respect the traditional owners and custodians of this region, the Wiradjuri people. We honour their cultural, spiritual, and emotional connection to this land & acknowledge the many other Aboriginal people from other nations and lands who have come to the Central West to live or visit.