Regional NSW planning and strategic resources

Planning and strategic documents to inform and drive delivery of regional NSW priorities.

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Regional Economic Development Strategies

In 2018, the NSW Government assisted local councils to develop Regional Economic Development Strategies (REDS) based on the concept of a Functional Economic Region (FER).
Future Ready Regions

Drought relief

The NSW Government is committed to building strong communities and diversified regional economies that are not just built to survive drought but are able to thrive as an economic powerhouse.

View from a hill over looking Captains Flat

Captains Flat

Surface soil testing and other data collection activities are being carried out on public land in Captains Flat, a small former mining town in the NSW Southern Tablelands, following the discovery of elevated levels of lead in the disused rail corridor adjacent to the legacy Lake George Mine.

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NSW Rail Trails

Discover how Rail Trails are revitalising former rail corridors in regional NSW, turning them into recreational assets that bring social and economic benefits to their local communities.

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Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund

The NSW Government’s Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund will ensure coal mining communities have the support and funds they need to diversify their economies for a strong and vibrant future.


Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund

The $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in major and transformative infrastructure across regional NSW.

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Bushfire Recovery

Targeted support to meet the recovery needs of bushfire impacted communities and industries across NSW.

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