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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

Build Your Future Day for Year 5 and 6 students

More than 130 students from 7 local schools took part in the University of Newcastle’s Science and Engineering Challenge in Orange on Monday 26th November. Years 5 and 6 students used their science and engineering knowledge to compete for a place in the State Super Challenge by building earthquake-proof towers, communicating through optical fibre, engineeringRead More

MSM Milling Incursion and Makey Makey session at Bowen Public School

On Wednesday 5th December, MSM Milling representatives James Karbowiak, Site Manager and Greg Lynch, Chemical Engineer generously shared their time for an incursion at Bowen Public School in Orange.

AgriTech Experience Day for Year 7 and 8 students

Students from Canobolas Rural Technology High School and Orange High School experienced AgriTech and the latest technologies first hand the AgriTech Experience Day put on by RDA Central West and the Canobolas Academy of STEM Excellence on Friday 23rd November. 

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.