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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

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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

Media Release: Robots inspire STEM teachers in Industry Partnership pilot program

Regional Development Australia Central West recently held its first workshop for the Pilot STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program at Canobolas Rural Technology High in Orange. The Sphero Robotics workshop was attended by 10 teachers from Orange East, Bletchington, Clergate, Spring Hill, Calare, Bowen, Glenroi Heights and Mullion Creek public schools. It was run by NSW DepartmentRead More

Building Better Regions Fund, Australian Government

Building Better Regions Fund – Round Three Open

The Federal Government has announced the opening of Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The aim of the funding is to encourage investment and development of community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. Rounds One and Two of the BBRF were highlyRead More

Julia Andrews

Message from the CEO – Julia Andrews

Could Central West NSW become the global home of agricultural innovation? Last week, the Orange-based Department of Primary Industries Global Ag Tech Ecosystem (GATE) and partner SparkLabs Cultiv8, presented their first showcase and Demo Day of amazing NSW and international agtech innovations to a crowd of over 450 investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders in Sydney. The atmosphereRead More

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.