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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

Grant Writing Workshop

Orange Regional Economic Development Strategy Workshop

Orange City Council are inviting businesses, individuals and community groups to attend a workshop to discuss the business, infrastructure and economic needs of the Orange region and how to enhance the community of Orange to continue to grow and prosper in future years. 

Building Better Regions Fund

Media Release: Two new Central West projects granted funding for community building projects

Central West NSW has been rewarded with $137,500 worth of Community Investments, provided through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 1, Community Investments Stream.

Julia Andrews

Message from the Executive Officer – Julia Andrews

It is exciting times here in Central West NSW with the launch of the new Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE) hub in Orange this month – a collaborative research and technology site specifically designed to cultivate and develop ag-tech ideas. The Orange Agricultural Institute will be redeveloped to accommodate the new Ag-tech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 whichRead More

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.