Central West, NSW

Environmental account submitted by Central West Catchment Management Committee in 2014.

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Located in inland New South Wales, the Central West region includes wine regions around the towns of Mudgee and Orange; specializing in cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc, respectively. Industries active within the catchment include agriculture (such as wheat, canola, legumes, fruit and beef), agribusiness, tourism, mining and viticulture. The climate is variable; average annual rainfall varies from 400 to 800 mm and falls in summer in the Castlereagh Valley and throughout the year in the Macquarie and Bogan Valleys.