NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Central West and Orana

The Central West and Orana (CWO) region is the geographic heart of NSW. The region has stunning natural landscapes with vibrant regional cities and centres, historic towns and villages, diverse lifestyles, and community festivals and events.

The Central West and Orana Regional Plan is a 20-year land-use blueprint to support a prosperous future for the region.

The Central West and Orana region consists of 19 local government areas: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Bogan, Cabonne, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo Regional, Forbes, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Warren, Warrumbungle and Weddin.

The draft updated Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041

The existing Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2036 is undergoing its first 5-year review to reset its priorities and extend its reach to 2041. Public exhibition of the updated draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041 is now complete.

The exhibition of the draft plan is a key part of the review process. The draft plan was exhibited from 22 November 2021 to 18 February 2022.

During exhibition the Department conducted several online workshops with a variety of stakeholders.

The Department thanks everyone who took the time and effort to participate in a workshop, make a formal submission and give us your feedback in other ways.

The Department will now closely consider how the submissions and feedback will be incorporated into the final plan which we aim to release later in 2022. An implementation plan and a submissions and engagement summary will also be released alongside the final plan.

If you have any questions or comments about the regional plan review, contact the Department of Planning and Environment’s Western regional plan team via:

Email: westernregion@planning.nsw.gov.au
Post: PO Box 58, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 5852 6800

Download Draft Regional Plan (PDF, 1.7 MB)

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We are achieving goals of the inaugural CWO Regional Plan 2036 to create the most diverse regional economy in NSW with a vibrant network of centres at the heart of the state.

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We share responsibility for implementing actions and monitoring the intended outcomes of the plan with our important regional stakeholders.