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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

Government extension of the Drought Communities Program

It was great to see the Federal Government make further announcements around drought support earlier this month. One of the elements most welcomed by local communities was an extension of the Drought Communities Program. This program is now extended to 128 councils, across the nation, doing it tough. This is great news for the localRead More

A message from CEO Sam Harma – November 2019

‘Family Matters’ – Business Succession Planning Workshop in Parkes – this Thursday 28 November RDA Central West is proud to have partnered with the National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) to hold a Succession Planning for Family Businesses workshop in Parkes this Thursday 28 November at the Parkes Services Club from 9am to 4pm.Read More

Climate Change Community Grants now OPEN

The Climate Change Community grants program has been established to support projects that help communities to take action and manage climate change impacts by being able to better plan, prepare for and respond to heatwaves, storms, floods, drought and bush fires, to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Applications are now OPENRead More

Regional Development Australia – Central West

Regional Development Australia Central West is a locally managed not-for-profit, part of the national network of 52 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.