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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

Peter McMillan RDA Central West

Message from the Executive Officer – Peter McMillan

In the lead up to the 2017 May Budget, not many punters were predicting an $8.4 billion allocation for the construction of the Inland Rail. The announcement surpassed expectations and represents a stunning development to making this nation building infrastructure project finally come to fruition.

Landcare Awards

2017 Landcare Awards

Landcare awards recognise and showcase the commitment and accomplishments of those Australians working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture. This year there are nine categories which are open to each state and territory. If you are involved in protecting or improving your local environment, farm, coastline, bushland, wetland, waterway, school, region, catchment or backyard, thereRead More

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council For The Arts grants

The Australia Council grants program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public. Applications are now open for the following 3 grants –

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.