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The NSW Government’s vision for the Far West is: A unique part of Western NSW with a diverse economy, supported by the right infrastructure, an exceptional natural environment and resilient communities. 

To achieve this vision, the Government has set three goals for the region:

  • A diverse economy with efficient transport and infrastructure networks
  • Exceptional semi-arid rangelands traversed by the Barwon-Darling River
  • Strong and connected communities
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    Vision

    Vision
    In 2036, communities across the Far West enjoy the distinctive rural character of their communities, with a higher standard of living  driven by stronger partnerships.
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    Goal 1 - A diverse economy with efficient transport and infrastructure networks

    Goal 1 - A diverse economy with efficient transport and infrastructure networks

    Despite its relatively small population, the Far West is a significant regional economy. The economy is centred on agriculture and mining, which directly contribute almost 40 per cent to the Far West’s gross regional product (GRP).

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    Goal 2 - Exceptional semi arid rangelands traversed by the Barwon Darling River

    Goal 2 - Exceptional semi-arid rangelands traversed by the Barwon-Darling River
    The Far West has some of the most exceptional natural landscapes in Australia.  The natural environment and landscape support economic activity and must be managed sustainably.
     
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    Goal 3 - Strong and connected communities

    Goal 3 - Strong and connected communities
    Building community resilience and capacity requires strong networks between communities and with key centres in adjoining regions, states and beyond. 
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    Local Government Narratives

    Local Government Narratives
    Local Government Narratives have been prepared for the region’s eastern, western and southern areas. The narratives identify priorities that will guide implementation, population, housing and employment information and strategic aspirations and opportunities for centres and economic opportunities.

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    Glossary and endnotes

    Glossary and endnotes
    A list of definition and reference source for Far West regional plan.
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