Author Archives: RDA Central West

2019 Premier’s NSW Export Awards

The Export Council of Australia and the NSW Government is encouraging export businesses to apply for the 2019 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.

The annual program aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW business and to honour and celebrate the nation’s top exporters, raising their profile and bringing valuable business and networking opportunities.

Applications close on Thursday 1st August 2019.


Agribusiness Today Forum 2019

Maximising Red Meat Yields and Business Opportunities

SAVE THE DATE – 8th & 9th August 2019, Cowra NSW


Markets and Business Opportunities
Innovation & Technology taking red meat to the next level.
Who, what, where and how can we push the limits of red meat yields?


Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar – Orange NSW


Discover how to grow your business with Australia’s Free Trade Agreements.
20th March 2019 – Wentworth Golf Club, ORANGE NSW

The Hon Mark Coulton MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment invites you to an information seminar to learn more about the benefits and opportunities created by Australia’s current and newly signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for businesses like yours.

Whether you’re an experienced exporter or just getting started, this is an opportunity to hear from key government and industry representatives about:

  • the growth opportunities for your business through exporting and utilising FTAs
  • where FTAs fit in your overall export journey and how you can benefit from them
  • what tariffs and Certificates of Origin are and what grants and other government assistance is available.

At the completion of the FTA Seminar, there will be an information session on Trusted Trader.

Register now to avoid missing out.

Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar:
Free Seminar
Registration: 7:45 am
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
All industries welcome
Venue: Wentworth Golf Club, 130 Ploughmans Lane, ORANGE NSW 2800



On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme is available to eligible primary producers who can claim a rebate of up to 25% on new farm water infrastructure costs up to a maximum of $25,000.

The Rebate Scheme can be applied to the cost of new purchases, and installation of pipes, water storages and water pumps, de-silting dams, and associated power supplies such as generators. This Rebate scheme can be applied to costs incurred from 1st July 2018.

The maximum that can be claimed is $25,000 per farm enterprise. The availability of rebates is subject to funds being available. No rebates will be offered beyond the allocated funding of $12 million.

For eligibility information and to apply online go to NSW Rural Assistance Authority website or call 1800 678 593.

Applications close 30 June 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Farm to Institution Central West NSW

Media Release: Farm to Institution, Central West NSW Project

Regional Development Australia Central West is launching Farm to Institution Central West NSW – a first-of-its-kind project in Australia, and part of an embryonic movement in the region supporting not just regional economic development, but also social and environmental development.

Farm to Institution Central West NSW is about creating new pathways to market for regional producers and farmers into regional institutions. (more…)

Mixed Farming Technology, Agribusiness Today Forum

Media Release: Innovation and ag-tech for mixed farming on show

Innovation to improve the efficency and productivity of mixed farming operations across Central NSW is the focus of the Agribusiness Today Forum in Parkes next month.

The Forum on Thursday 2 August and Field Day on Friday 3 August will feature skilled speakers and live demonstrations of new technology in the livestock and cropping industries. (more…)

Message from the Executive Director – Julia Andrews

RDA Central West is about to embark on an incredibly exciting project – a first in Australia – that will create, in the long term, a more sustainable and profitable food economy in the Central West.

Called “Farm to Institution Central West NSW” this project is part of an embryonic movement in the region supporting not just regional economic growth, but also health, social and environmental development. (more…)

Youth Opportunities

Youth Opportunities Grants

The NSW Government’s  Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus. (more…)


Responsible Gambling Fund Grants

The NSW Government is offering grants for organisations to deliver programs and initiatives that support responsible gambling and prevent and minimise the risk of problem gambling related harm in the community.

Eligible activities include research, education and awareness, harm minimisation and support services, prevention and treatment leveraging technology and innovation.  (more…)