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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

Central West NSW investment

Media Release: Investment in essential services and infrastructure for Central West welcomed

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West has welcomed the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Budget committing funding to a raft of essential services and infrastructure projects across the region, including for freight connectivity, safety, youth support, education, water and health. “This much-needed funding is vital for the continued functioning of our essential services and infrastructure” said RDARead More

National Freight and Supply chain priorities inquiry

Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chains

The Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has announced an Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain priorities. Business people, industry groups, freight consumers and suppliers, forwarders, primary producers and land developers are all invited to make submissions commenting on infrastructure needs and how these may be able to be met in theRead More

Innovation Fund

Grants for small regional Councils

The NSW Government is offering $2 million funding for small regional councils with populations of less than 10,000 to develop new and innovative ways of working. Round two of Innovation Fund grants are now available for Councils to develop new solutions and to help address the unique issues and challenges faced in these communities andRead More

Regional Development Australia – Central West

Regional Development Australia – Central West is part of a national network of 55 locally managed, not -for-profit incorporated associations and is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments. 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.