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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

Small Agricultural Enterprise Logistics Report cover

Media Release: New project tackles regional paddock-to-plate challenge

Regional farmers could secure sales to city customers with a new project launched by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West and Farming Together, funded by the Australian Government. The collaborative business model called Central West Fresh was developed following the Small Agricultural Enterprise Logistics workshop facilitated by RDA Central West which investigated the problems smallRead More

Julia Andrews RDA Central West

Message from the Executive Officer – Julia Andrews

Welcome to Spring in Central West NSW! What better way than to bring to you the first edition of our eNewsletter as Executive Officer. Our region is well known for its glorious fields of golden canola at this time of year – in fact, it’s becoming quite the tourist attraction! Follow @rdacentralwest and @centralnswtourism onRead More

RDA Central West, Strategic Framework and Priority Activities 2017-2020

RDA Central West Strategic Framework 2017-2020

RDA Central West’s Strategic Framework for Priority Activities 2017-2020 has been developed in conjunction with, NSW Central West community groups, not-for-profit’s, businesses and all three levels of Government to outline the priorities for sustainable economic development across the 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.