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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

Building Better Regions Fund

Building Better Regions Fund Round 2 opens

The Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund Round 2 opened on 7 November 2017 and closes for applications on 19 December 2017. There are two streams open for project funding:

China Trade Forum

North Asia Free Trade Agreements Seminars

Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia’s North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China (ChAFTA), Japan (JAEPA) and Korea (KAFTA). These FREE interactive sessions are relevant to exporters and companies considering export.

National Freight and Supply chain priorities inquiry

Media Release: Flaws in the Future Transport 2056 Plan

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West shares the concerns expressed by Central NSW Councils (Centroc) today that the NSW Government’s Future Transport 2056 Regional Services and Infrastructure Plan does not address the big picture issues including connecting Central West NSW to the Greater Sydney Region.

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.

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.