The Central Western Daily has been serving the Orange area since 1945. It has established itself as the voice of the local district providing the information that has helped the community develop and prosper.
Located at the base of Mount Canobolas on the Central Tablelands of NSW - about three hours from Sydney - Orange is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation.
After being declared a village in the 1840s - the region was first known as Blackmans Swamp - Orange experienced a boom in the 1850s on the back of the gold rush before the region was later better suited as an agriculture district.
Fast forward, and Orange is a regional health hub for western NSW, home to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - the state's most successful decentralisation project - and the major city that feeds Cadia Gold Mine, Australia’s largest underground gold mine and one of the largest gold and copper deposits in the world.
Also significant to the local economy, Orange is one of the state’s thriving wine regions and has a booming food and wine industry.
Major towns in the area include Orange, Blayney, Molong, Millthorpe, Spring Hill, Cargo, Nashdale, Lucknow, Borenore, Mullion Creek and Manildra.