Past Projects

Successfully completed projects over the years

RDA Central West initiatives are determined by our Regional Plan which identifies key priorities for economic, regional development and other issues affecting the Central West.

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.

Value Adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW

The report reviewed trends in agricultural value adding and opportunities in Central West NSW, with particular focus on five identified categories including biotechnology, digital technology, processing and packaging, branding and marketing, and collaboration and cooperatives.

Download the Value Adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW report

Farming for the Future Skills Needs Analysis

The project identified a range of skills gaps considered of high importance for the current and future competitiveness of agricultural small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Central West NSW.

Download the NSW Central West Agriculture: Innovation Skills and Capability Analysis

E-commerce in China

The E-Commerce in China Project was a collaboration between RDA Central West, NSW Department of Primary Industries and NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, developed to increase the skills and confidence of NSW agribusinesses to engage in e-commerce trade opportunities in China.

Download the E-commerce in China for Regional Businesses Toolkit

Small Agricultural Enterprise Logistics

The report outlines the challenges for small agricultural agri-food producers in the region getting their product from paddock to plate, and the collaborative business model which was developed to overcome this.

Download the Small Agricultural Enterprise Logistics report

Inland Rail

RDA Central West found that the economic impact of the Inland Rail project to NSW’s Central West region is estimated at $216M over 60 years and that the region is well positioned to benefit from economic and supply chain development.

Download the Central West NSW Regional Economic Analysis on the potential impact of the proposed Inland Rail report

Get SNAPPING! ‘Central West Is Best’ Photo Competition

RDACW launched its inaugural photo competition with the theme ‘Agriculture and Tourism: Let’s Showcase Our Region’.  The competition provided an opportunity for the Central West community to highlight the region’s agriculture and tourism offerings which make the Central West so special.  To enter, participants had to

  • Send us a photo that showed why the Central West is such an ideal place to live, work, visit or invest in
  • Tell us in a sentence or two, why they think ‘Central West Is Best’

The competition closed on 30 September 2019.

Category winners each received a $300 ‘Shop Local Gift Card’, and runners-up received a $200 card.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All copyright remains with the photographer/entrant.
  • All entries may be used to promote RDA Central West.
  • By entering the competition, entrants grant RDA Central West the permission to use images for not-for-profit purposes through their website, social media channels, and marketing material and for media publication where applicable.
  • The entrants whose photo is judged by the RDA Central West judges (consisting of two RDA CW board members and one staff member) to be the photo that best represents the region, matches the theme and is considered the most original and creative will win the respective prizes in each category.
  • The division of these prizes is at the discretion of RDA Central West.
  • Winners will be announced in early October 2019 via email and via RDA CW’s social media channels.
  • If the image is used for general RDA Central West media purposes, accompanying an RDA CW media story, credit for the image will be supplied but RDA Central West cannot guarantee the image credit will be published.
  • Entrants are entitled to no compensation.

Get SNAPPING! ‘Central West Is Best’ Photo Competition - Winners

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