NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Far West

The Far West Regional Plan is a 20-year strategic blueprint for the future of the region

The NSW Government’s vision for the Far West is to create communities that can adapt to change, supported by a diverse economy, the right infrastructure and an exceptional natural environment

The Far West region includes the following local government areas: Balranald Shire, Bourke Shire, Brewarrina Shire, Central Darling Shire, City of Broken Hill, Cobar Shire, Walgett Shire, Wentworth Shire and the Unincorporated Area.

Draft Far West Regional Plan 2041

We are doing the first 5-year review of the original plan to extend it to 2041 and reset its priorities.

Give your feedback

We have consulted councils, peak bodies, NSW Government agencies and other stakeholders to prepare a draft, updated Far West Regional Plan 2041.

We are publicly exhibiting the draft plan so you can tell us what you think by 11.59pm 21 November 2022.

Visit the Planning Portal Far West page to learn more about the plan, download a copy, join a community information session or make a submission.

Couple heading inside the Opal Cave, Lightning Ridge. Image credit: Destination NSW

Visit the Planning Portal Far West page to learn more about the plan, download a copy, join a community information session or make a submission.

Image of the Shadow of a farmer, Far West

Read our plan for the largest region in NSW.

Image of local children at Barwon River, Brewarina NSW

We share responsibility for delivering the plan with our regional stakeholders.