Now before I go on, two points.
NSW might argue that it has already moved some Government agencies to Bathurst and did so a long time ago. It is also the case that NSW is a much bigger state in geographic terms. The places that Victoria is focusing on are all closer to Melbourne than Bathurst is to Sydney.
All that said, the Victorian move is proactive and illustrates the gap between that state and NSW where planning is reactive and narrowly focused on service delivery.
One of the reasons why so many of us support self-government for New England is just to get out from under, to have a chance to do our own thing. In the meantime, we could all wish that the NSW Government had a better vision, instead of a State Plan based around a series of loosely connected and mechanistic performance indicators.