About Us


Regional Development Australia Central West is a not-for-profit organisation. We work in partnership with governments, local communities and other stakeholders to develop initiatives that enable the Central West region to grow sustainably.

Our organisation is overseen by a Committee of dedicated local leaders who possess a wide cross section of professional expertise, skills and experience. RDA Central West is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, and is an Australian Government initiative. Read more about our Strategic Framework for Regional Development Priorities 2021-2024.

Who We Are

Regional Development Australia Central West is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to maximize economic development opportunities across the NSW Central West region

Our Mission

To promote new thinking and partnerships across government, industry and community to realise the region’s vision and economic potential

Our Vision

Sustainable, Prosperous, Smart. To be recognised leaders of sustainable regional development across Central West NSW


A new charter for Regional Development Australia

The RDA is a national network of 50 committees across Australia’s capital cities and regions, including the Indian Ocean Territories, Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay Territory.


Leaders with broad and diverse skills and experience

The RDA Central West Committee is comprised of local champions from across the region with a variety of skills and experience, who understand the challenges, opportunities and priorities in their local community.

Find out more about our Committee members here

Left to Right – Ricky Puata, Reg Kidd, Tess Herbert, David Sherley, Tracie Robertson, Eleanor Falkiner, Josh Gordon. Back row – Owen Williams, Rich Evans, Christine Weston and Joshua Devitt. Absent – Ruth Fagan, Diana Fear. 


Joshua Gordon

Director Regional Development

Lynda Smart

Operations & Migration Manager

Rachel Chippendale

Communications & Engagement Manager