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.


Selected entries can be seen on our Gallery page.

STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program

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

More information can be found here.

Backing Business Forum

The Backing Business Forum was back in 2022.  Held in Bathurst on 17 & 18 February, it started off with a networking function on Thursday evening and the main event on Friday.


‘Rediscover and Relaunch’ was aimed at small and medium businesses across the region and provided the business community with an opportunity to come together after navigating a challenging two years due to Covid-19, network and learn from business experts and leaders


A fantastic line-up of speakers provided advice, insights and expertise across three forum style sessions, where the presenters participated in a live and interactive Q&A so the audience had the chance to be involved in the discussion.


More information can be found here.

Business Leaders Breakfast Series

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


More information can be found here.

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