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Markets RDA Central West NSW
Julia Andrews

Message from the Executive Director – Julia Andrews

We are delighted to Welcome our new Chair, Christine Weston, to RDA Central West.

Born in Parkes, Christine is an accomplished marketing executive with 20 years international experience working in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany and throughout Asia Pacific.  Christine has been involved with Boards for over 10 years in both not-for-profit community sector with executive roles to reporting to the Board of multi-national companies. (more…)

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants Program

ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Do you think one of these ideas could make a positive impact on your community?

ABC Heywire and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have partnered to offer $10,000 in seed funding to community organisations interested in implementing one of the seven innovative 2018 Heywire Ideas developed by 55 young people at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra.   (more…)

National Freight and Supply chain, transport NSW

Drought Transport Fund

The NSW Government’s Drought Transport Fund provides low-interest loans of up to $20,000 per enterprise to transport stock, fodder, or water to/from drought affected properties.

The first two years of the 7 year loan being interest and repayment free. (more…)

Silos, Farm Innovation Fund

Farm Innovation Fund

The NSW Government’s Farm Innovation Fund is an incentive-based initiative to assist farmers in NSW to identify and address risks to their farming enterprises, improve permanent farm infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions. (more…)

Upstairs logo

Upstairs Start-Up Hub

Upstairs, based in Bathurst, is the first Regional Start-up hub in Central West, NSW.  It is a community founded start-up hub resulting from a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Charles Sturt University, Reliance Bank, and supported by Jobs for NSW. (more…)

Green Globe Awards

Green Globe Awards

The Green Globe Awards, through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, are an opportunity to showcase people and projects making real progress toward sustainability across NSW.

Businesses and community members are encouraged to nominate, yourself or someone else, who deserves recognition. (more…)

Grenfell Main St

Teach.Rural Scholarships for Teachers

The NSW Government has introduced a new teach.Rural scholarship program aimed at attracting more teachers to rural and remote areas across NSW.

The program is intended to allow more regional students to have access to top quality educators, and give teachers from metropolitan areas the opportunity to experience regional NSW and the benefits of rural living. (more…)