The Central West region of New South Wales is renowned for its food and wine and excellent agricultural produce. The Central West region of New South Wales covers an area of 63,000 square kilometres and is home to 177,000 people within the 11 local government areas (LGAs) of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
Central West Economy
gross regional product
Unique in its diversity of economy, the Central West Region of NSW is rich in natural resources with agriculture and mining significant drivers of growth. Increasingly manufacturing, health and education have taken on a significant role in the region’s $9.65 billion economy.
The agriculture and mining industry output is underpinned by abundant natural resources within rich soil and mineral deposits. Additionally, varied topography and climatic conditions across the region provide various opportunities ranging from forestry, cool climate produce, dairy, sheep and beef livestock, as well as a variety of irrigation and broad acre crops.