The NSW Liberal National Government recognises the importance of our regions to the NSW economy and to our state’s identity, and is committed to ensuring that our regions are given every opportunity to prosper. We have worked hard to build a strong economy and are committed to ensuring the people of regional NSW have the best access to essential services and infrastructure.
Regional NSW has been hit particularly hard with devastating drought and bushfires. The NSW Government is delivering bushfire recovery assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires. The Service NSW bushfire customer care service has specialists to help guide you every step of the way. This includes support such as clean-up of properties impacted by bushfire and disaster assistance finder for available programs and services. For access to this support, call Service NSW,13 77 88 or visit the Service NSW Bushfire Customer Care Service Website.
The NSW Government is providing a range of programs for people in rural and regional NSW who have been impacted by the drought. This includes the Drought Transport Subsidy to help farmers reduce the cost of transporting fodder, stock, fertiliser, water and other farm equipment and skills training for farmers and businesses. For details relating to the various NSW Government initiatives to help support drought affected farmers, go to the Department of Primary Industries Website.
Our Regions is a package of materials designed to showcase the work being undertaken in communities across Regional NSW. It is a source for information about the projects we have committed to, that we are building, and that have already been delivered. The material will highlight some of the projects occurring in health, education, transport, roads, sport, the arts, and the community sector.
The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future region, detailing the economic, social and environmental opportunities to build a more prosperous region and actions to guide development and land use. To read the Plan, click here.
The Central West & Orana
The Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region ensuring a diverse regional economy; a stronger, healthier environment and diverse heritage; quality freight, transport and infrastructure networks and dynamic, vibrant and health communities. To read the plan, click here.
The Far West Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region founded on the vision of ensuring a diverse economy with efficient transport, exceptional semi-arid rangelands traversed by the Barwon-Darling River and strong, connected communities. To read the plan, click here.
The Hunter Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region founded on the vision of creating a leading regional economy in Australia, with a vibrant metropolitan city at the heart. To read the plan, click here.
The Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2036 was the first of the regional plans aimed at providing a direction for strategic and land use planning for future needs for housing, jobs, infrastructure, a healthy environment and connected communities. To read the plan, click here.
New England and North West
The New England and North West Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region, with the vision of ensuring the nationally valued landscapes and strong, successful communities from the Great Dividing Range to the rich black soil plains. To read the plan, click here.
The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region, with the vision of creating the best region in Australia, to work and play thanks to its spectacular environment and vibrant communities. To read the plan, click here.
The Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region, with the vision of a diversified economy founded on Australia’s food bowl, iconic waterways and a strong network of vibrant and connected communities. To read the plan, click here.
South East and Tablelands
The South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036 is the 20-year blueprint for the region, with the vision of a borderless region in Australia’s most geographically diverse natural environment with the nation’s capital at its heart. To read the plan, click here.
The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.3 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services.
Combined with the $300 million Regional Growth: Environment and Tourism Fund, this brings the funding for regional growth to $1.6 billion.
The NSW Government’s Regional Development Framework provides an overall vision for the Regional Growth Fund. The framework establishes a plan for regional development over the next 30 years that ensures every community across the state benefits from NSW’s economic success.
The aim of the Regional Growth Fund is to build essential infrastructure, support arts and culture, enhance and build sporting infrastructure, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.