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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

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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

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Media Release: Pilot funding for STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with RDAs Hunter and Southern Inland to pilot a program that provides students in years 5 to 8 in each region with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs. Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program matches schools inRead More

Indigenous Protecting our Places Grants

Applications are open for theNSW Government’s Protecting Our Places grant program, which empowers Aboriginal community groups and organisations to protect, conserve and restore cultural landscapes and waterways. This new round of funding will offer $500,000 in grants to help organisations tackle local environmental and cultural priorities, and achieve long-term beneficial outcomes for the environment.

Effective Recruitment Masterclass

CenWest Innovate Orange in conjunction with the Orange Business Chamber is hosting a free HR and Recruitment Masterclass in Orange this August. The Masterclass will focus on effective and modern business recruitment practices with HR specialists Tamara James from Pulse HR and Dr Stacey Jenkins from Charles Sturt University.

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.