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Cowra farming RDA Central West

About Us

RDA Central West is a Commonwealth and State funded not-for-profit organisation responsible for the economic development and long term sustainability of the NSW Central West region. Our organisation is overseen by a Committee of dedicated local leaders who possess a wide cross section of professional skills and experience.

We work in partnership with governments, local communities and other stakeholders to develop initiatives that enable the Central West region to grow sustainably. Our key activities include; promoting investment and economic development opportunities, providing advice and information to the Australian, State and local governments on regional development issues and priorities and raising awareness of programs and services available to regional communities.

Our Mission

RDA Central West is an organisation committed to building a stronger Central West region.  Together with regional leaders we aim to drive business growth, new jobs, skills development and business investment across the 11 local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.


Our 5 key roles

  • Development of the three to five year Regional Plan
  • Inform government on Critical Issues affecting our Region
  • Advise government on Priority Activities that will drive economic development
  • Assist local community stakeholders to develop Project Proposals
  • Promote Australian Government Programmes

Regional Plan

The Regional Plan underpins the key activities and issues that we believe require priority for regional economic development. It is developed in conjunction with key regional stakeholders, local government, community and business organisations.


Read more about the RDA National network at www.rda.gov.au