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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

Digital Transformation Office RDA Central West

AgriFutures EvokeAg Pitch Tent

AgriFutures is inviting innovative ideas for the future of the food and agriculture industries to apply for its Pitch Tent session at the EvokeAG. event in Melbourne in February 2019.  Pitch Tent will provide a dynamic showcase of the agrifood tech ecosystem at evokeAG.by:

RFDS Mental Health Outreach Grants

The Australian Government has announced a total of $20 million over four years for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Mental Health Outreach Activity as part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy. The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is to support people living, working and travelling in rural and remote areas of Australia byRead More

Indigenous Enterprise Development Funding

Create NSW’s Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects

The latest round of Create NSW’s Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects and Creative Koori Employment funds are now open for applications, aimed at supporting and expanding opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, cultural workers and arts organisations across the State. Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects program offers funding that supports arts projects that celebrate and promoteRead 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.