G21 Snapshots - May 2018
  May 2018  
  Avalon departures gate  
City Deal missing from Federal Budget

“After the build-up by the Prime Minister and his government about the importance of a future City Deal for Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, it was odd that no funds appear to have been set aside in the Federal Budget,” says G21 CEO Elaine Carbines.

“The G21 Board will travel to Canberra later this month, and we are confident that discussions in Canberra will lead to an agreement that will best benefit our region.

“We fear that much needed infrastructure across the region, such as a Geelong Convention Centre and tourism upgrades on the Great Ocean Road, could be placed in jeopardy if action isn’t taken soon.

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Budget breakdown

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Canberra delegation delivers election opportunity

G21 board members will meet with key government Ministers, Shadow Minister and Advisers during a delegation to Canberra from May 28-30, to advocate for key infrastructure and community development projects.

As the final delegation to Canberra before a Federal election, this is an invaluable opportunity to out the G21 region’s priorities front-of-mind.

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GROW'S $20.2 million injection creates jobs

The innovative GROW initiative is reporting a $20.2 million injection of localised procurement among 16 of GROW’s participating organisations across the G21 region.

Results demonstrate that GROW is creating an environment that nurtures job opportunities in target areas where unemployment is at double-digit levels and well above regional and state averages.

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Convention centre    
State Budget delivers on City Deal

A City Deal for Geelong and the Great Ocean Road is a giant step closer with a $153.2 million allocation by the State Government.

The City Deal funds are earmarked for significant projects that will benefit the region’s visitor economy, including a convention centre, facility improvements along the Shipwreck Coast and central Geelong revitalisation works. 

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Local school upgrades in Budget

$36.1 million will build and upgrade
12 schools in the G21 region.

Geelong fast rail to be scoped

$50 million will examine a high-speed Geelong-Melbourne rail link.

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A new Lara prison

New maximum security men’s prison
to be built in Lara.

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ABC's Julia Baird to speak at G21 Forum

G21 is pleased to announce Dr Julia Baird will be a key speaker at the 2018 G21 Stakeholder Forum on Friday 17 August at the RACV Torquay Resort.

Dr Baird is an author, broadcaster and journalist.

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New Growth Areas to house 110,000 people

Two major new growth areas will collectively become home to 110,000 new residents – almost equivalent to the current population of Ballarat - beyond 2050.

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News from the G21 Pillars

The eight G21 Pillars meet on a regular basis to discuss issues and progress regional projects. Click on the boxes for the most recent Pillar activity report
Arts, Heritage & Culture Education & Training Health &
Sport & Recreation
Economic Development Environment Planning & Services Transport

  RDA BSW Commitee Update  

2018-19 Commonwealth Budget Summary - Regional Development

The 2018-2019 Commonwealth Budget includes $200 million for the third round of the Building Better Regions Fund, investment in transport infrastructure in Barwon, and initiatives in regional education and training and rural health.

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  Resources & Events  
Geelong Community Solar Program starting soon! 
Come to the free community events to learn how it works, 
talk to solar experts, and get exclusive bulk-buy deals on solar and battery systems for your home or small business! 
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Great Ocean Road upgrades to close road
The Great Ocean Road will close at Mt Defiance between Monday May 28 and Thursday May 31 for urgent upgrades.

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Entries open Premier's Sustainability Awards! 
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is an opportunity to recognise Victorians who are leading the way in sustainable practices across all sectors. Closes 7 June 2018.

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Rental affordability snapshot 2018
This year’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that finding an affordable and suitable home to rent in the private market is extraordinarily challenging 

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Media articles of interest

G21 monitors articles
within the region that discuss
G21 and the region’s Priority Projects.

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G21 Membership

G21 Membership is open to businesses, organisations and government bodies associated with the G21 region. 
For details regarding eligibility,
annual fees or an application form

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Key Economic Indicators

Enterprise Geelong collects data on
the local labour market, building activity and median house prices.
For the most recent statistics

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Chief Executive Officer

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