NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The Central West Orana Regional Plan 2036 aims to create a leading and diverse regional economy in NSW, with a vibrant network of centres building on the opportunities of being at the heart of NSW. We will deliver our vision through 4 goals to create:

  • The most diverse regional economy in NSW
  • A stronger, healthier environment and diverse heritage
  • Quality freight, transport and infrastructure networks
  • Dynamic, vibrant and healthy communities.

Download the Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2036

The 2036 plan is currently under review with a draft plan on exhibition in November 2021. To receive updates, register your details.

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The most diverse regional economy in NSW with a vibrant network of centres leveraging the opportunities of being at the heart of NSW.

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The most diverse regional economy in NSW. The Central West and Orana’s broad range of industries, its location and connections to Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle provide a foundation for a diverse regional economy.

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A stronger, healthier environment and diverse heritage. The Central West and Orana’s distinctive natural environment includes some of Australia’s most unique ecological systems.

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Quality freight, transport and infrastructure networks. The Central West and Orana’s freight and transport connections extend to Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Brisbane, Melbourne, Broken Hill and Adelaide.

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The Central West and Orana is home to some of the most diverse communities in NSW, and their distinctive character is a significant competitive advantage.

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The NSW Government will work with each council to deliver the directions and actions set out in this Plan

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A list of definition and the reference source for this regional plan.