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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 Executive Officer RDA Central West

Message from the Executive Officer – Julia Andrews

Having just returned from a highly productive work trip to China investigating E-commerce pathways and opportunities for our regional SMEs (watch this space – a detailed toolkit and free masterclass will be held on this subject in March 2018! Register interest here), I have to say, there is no place like home! China is anRead More


Business Growth Grants

Business Growth Grants provide businesses with up to $20,000 for the cost of hiring an expert to assist with implementing the advice and strategies recommended through AusIndustry’s  Entrepreneurs’ Programme.


Export Development Grants

The Export Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is an Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters, administered by Austrade. The Scheme reimburses up to 50 percent of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided the total expenses are at least $15,000. Applicants can receive up to eight grants each. 

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.