Our History

Lachlan and Western Regional Services Inc (LWRS) was formed at a community meeting in 1999. LWRS was originally formed as the Condobolin Development Group under the auspice of the Lachlan Advisory Group. LWRS incorporated in its own right in 2001 under the title Western Plains Regional Development Inc (WPRD), in recognition that it served a region larger than the township of Condobolin – in fact, a region that now exceeds the boundaries of the Lachlan Shire.

WPRD became a registered charity, working tirelessly to improve the lives of people, particularly those most disadvantaged within the community. Our organisation seeks to identify gaps in community services, and works to support the community to improve both the access to and availability of services, and to support, train and enhance the lives of our community members.

In 2021, after 15 years of debate, WPRD’s name and constitution were changed, and Lachlan and Western Regional Services Inc was born.

Acknowledgement of Country

Lachlan and Western Regional Services Inc acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures. This extends to Elders past and present and to our future generations of leaders. We also acknowledge the Wiradjuri peoples as the Traditional Educators, knowledge keepers and carers for Country on the land where LWRS’ offices and centres stand.

We are a welcoming and safe space for LGBTQIA+SB identifying peoples. LWRS celebrates mob of diverse sexualities and genders.