NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The Far West Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the Far West.

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

For more information download the Far West Regional Plan 2036 (PDF, 3.5 MB) or view each chapter below.

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