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‘Central West Is Best’ Photography Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

RDA Central West received a number of excellent entries from all over the region for its inaugural ‘Central West Is Best’ 2019 photography competition. The winners were announced this week.

Competition was tough with the final shots selected thought to best showcase this year’s theme:  ‘Agriculture and Tourism: Let’s Showcase Our Region’.

RDA Central West CEO Sam Harma, said the competition had achieved its aim of highlighting the region’s agriculture and tourism offerings each of which make the Central West so special.

“Our region is so diverse from Condobolin to Cowra and Oberon to Orange each community has a special reason to stop, shop, and stay.

“The winning shots encapsulate the wonderful mix of agriculture and tourism offerings that make the Central West such a distinctive region of the nation,” Mr Harma said.

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A message from CEO Sam Harma – October 2019

Go West for the Western Business Forum: Condobolin, Monday 4 November 2019

October is NSW Small Business Month and RDA Central West has been working hard to showcase many of the region’s local businesses and events which are creating jobs and driving the local economy forward. Small business is the lifeblood of many of our communities and this month, as in all months, I am encouraging everyone to shop local where you can and back local businesses having a go.

A major event supporting local business development and investment attraction will be taking place at the Condobolin Showgrounds on Monday 4 November this year. The ‘Western Business Forum’ aims to showcase why the Lachlan Shire and the Central West region is such a great place to live, work and invest.

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Showcasing Central West Schools

Students across the Central West region have been given a significant opportunity to showcase their excellence in STEM-based learning gained during 2019.

Schools have been invited to submit either existing projects they have worked on during the year, or if they feel inspired, they can submit totally new projects for consideration in the inaugural SISP STEM Awards 2019.

The Awards will provide an opportunity for the NSW Department of Education schools in the region to showcase their winning approach to learning.

The SISP STEM Awards are now open at: www.stemawards.com.au/central-west/ and CLOSE at 5pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

To read more about the Awards and the entry process click here.

Orange Jobs Expo & Try a Trade 2019 – FREE!

Are you a student or job seeker or are you considering a career change?

‘The Orange Jobs Expo & Try a Trade’ info day will be the place you need to be. Come along and speak with local businesses and providers about jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and training opportunities in the Central West.

Entry is FREE: Wednesday 13 November from 9am-2pm at the Orange Function Centre.

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Introducing the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Are you a small to medium Central West manufacturing enterprise? You may be interested in applying for the MMF. The $50 million fund supports manufacturers to modernise, adopt new technologies, become more productive and create more jobs by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling.

The program will run over three years and will be delivered through two streams of funding:

  • An estimated $20 million for matched grants of between $50,000 to $100,000 for small scale technology and efficiency investments.
  • An estimated $30 million for larger grants between $100,000 to $1 million, on a three to one funding basis, to support transformative investments in technologies and processes.

The maximum grant period is two years.

Applications CLOSE soon at 5pm on Thursday 31 October.

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