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Backing Business Forum 2022

Backing Business Forum is back, and this time, in Bathurst! Rediscover and Relaunch as we take a look at the year that’s been, what worked and what didn’t, and rediscover new tools to help us relaunch into the new business age. Held over two days, with a networking dinner on Thursday, 17 February, and the main event on Friday, 18 February 2022.


TEN4TEN - a leadership dialogue

TEN4TEN is an unique opportunity, bringing ten youth leaders together with ten community champions for a fantastic two-way conversation and mentoring opportunity.

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Invest Central West

RDA Central West has a diverse range of current economic and community data to aid development and investment in the region.

Business Leaders Breakfast Series

RDA Central West CEO Sam Harma joins business, government and community leaders throughout the region to discuss local priorities, projects and policy issues that matter to the local business community.

Farm to Organisation initiative

Farm to Organisation – Central West NSW

RDA Central West has launched ‘Farm to Organisation’ – a first of its kind project in Australia – part of an embryonic movement in the region supporting, not just regional economic development, but also social and environmental development.

'Central West Is Best' Photo Competition

The ‘Central West Is Best’ Photo Competition is an annual event. Check out the gallery and enjoy the images that showcase our region.

STEM Industry School Partnership

STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program

RDA Central West is collaborating with the NSW Department of Education to implement the STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program in the Central West. The program provides primary and high school students in regional areas with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.

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Agribusiness Today Forum

The Agribusiness Today Forum is an annual two-day event held at different locations across the Central West of NSW. The forum provides current and future market trends and insights for growers, producers and industry representatives across the region.

Central West Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Central West Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is an interactive map to guide startups and new businesses to business support services in our region.

Culture Maps Central NSW

Culture Maps Central NSW is a collaborative project of regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest supported by the Central NSW Joint Organisation of Councils and Regional Development Australia Central West. Discover arts and culture of Central NSW using the maps to help you plan a road trip and explore the region’s public art, heritage, galleries, shopping for handmade, aboriginal experiences, festivals, family fun, arts and cultural events.

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Economic Development Officer’s Forum

RDA Central West co-ordinates the quarterly meetings of the region’s Economic Development Officer’s (EDO) Forum. This network comprises EDOs and other regional stakeholders with an interest in regional economic development in the Central NSW region. The Forum is largely for information sharing and knowledge and capacity building and provides the opportunity for members to hear presentations from a range of agencies on issues impacting on the region.


Past Projects

Have a look at some of the projects that we have completed over the years. If you would like further information on any of these, please give us a call.