The Sphero Robotics workshop was attended by 10 teachers from Orange East, Bletchington, Clergate, Spring Hill, Calare, Bowen, Glenroi Heights and Mullion Creek public schools.
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…)
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with RDAs Hunter and Southern Inland to pilot a program that provides students in years 5 to 8 in each region with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.
Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program matches schools in each region with an industry partner and technology program.
An impressive number of projects from the Central West have been selected as funding recipients for the Federal Governments Building Better Regions Fund Round Two which has awarded more than $7 million in funding for local infrastructure and community projects.
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…)
Media Release: Stronger RDAs, Regional Deals and Decentralisation recommended in new Regional Development Report
Central NSW Councils (Centroc) and RDA Central West welcome a Federal Government report into regional development and decentralisation, which recommends a new approach to developing regional economies emphasising long-term policy making, decentralisation and human capital. (more…)
Decentralisation and policies focussing on jobs and infrastructure for regional areas must form a significant part of the national strategy to combat the dire consequences of the unprecedented population growth in metropolitan cities over the next 30 years, says Regional Development Australia Central West Acting Chair, Reg Kidd. (more…)
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West shares the concerns expressed by Central NSW Councils (Centroc) today that the NSW Government’s Future Transport 2056 Regional Services and Infrastructure Plan does not address the big picture issues including connecting Central West NSW to the Greater Sydney Region. (more…)
Central West NSW has been rewarded with $137,500 worth of Community Investments, provided through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 1, Community Investments Stream. (more…)
The collaborative business model called Central West Fresh was developed following the Small Agricultural Enterprise Logistics workshop facilitated by RDA Central West which investigated the problems small farmers and food processors face delivering produce to metropolitan clients. (more…)
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West Chair, Mr Alan McCormack, has welcomed Minister Fiona Nash’s announcement that RDA Committees will move forward under a new Charter, describing it as a “great opportunity for RDAs across the country, and a strong sign of support and confidence in the important networking, facilitating and advocacy role of Regional Development Australia Committees.” (more…)
Funding was awarded to Councils and Not-for-Profit organisations for five projects in the Central Western region, located in Bathurst, Orange, Forbes, Lachlan and Weddin Local Government Areas. These projects represent 16% of the number of projects funded in NSW, with a combined total value of $57.5 million. (more…)