G21 Snapshots - September 2018
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Diversity key to G21 Forum success

G21 recently held its 2018 Stakeholder Forum, bringing together speakers from diverse backgrounds and professional fields.

The day provided a range of thought-provoking and challenging ideas on a wide range of subjects, all of which were in some way relevant to the G21 region.

Almost 300 people heard from Premier Daniel Andrews, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and State Greens Leader Samantha Ratnam. 

With the November State Election looming it was an opportunity to focus the leaders’ attention on election commitments. It was no coincidence that the both the Premier and the Opposition Leader used their visit to the region to make announcements.

The forum also included an inspiring speech by ABC TV’s Dr Julia Baird, weaving together personal experiences and political and social observations, pointing to a worrying decline of ‘respect’ in areas of society.

Pictures from the day are here.

 
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Carbon Revolution tyres    
$100 million manufacturing boost for Geelong

A $100 million expansion of Carbon Revolution’s Waurn Ponds facility will create 500 new jobs and cement Victoria as a manufacturing powerhouse.

The project will almost triple Carbon Revolution’s existing workforce and increase production capacity from 10,000 to more than 150,000 wheels a year.

 
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$300,000 for Adventure Trails feasibility

The State Government has committed $300,000 to investigate the creation of a walking trail between Torquay and Apollo Bay.

A feasibility study will consider the opportunities and impacts of linking shorter tracks between the two towns, as well as the potential economic and tourism benefits for coastal communities and the broader region.

 
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Planning for Great Ocean Road jobs growth

The Victorian Government is helping Great Ocean Road communities plan for investment and jobs growth with a $220,000 grant for GORRT to develop workforce planning and development strategies.

More than $350 million of large scale private sector development is planned for the Great Ocean Road region over the next five to ten years, which is predicted to generate 500 construction jobs and 1,000 ongoing jobs.

 
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Rail Upgrades Will Benefit Geelong

The Murrayville to Ouyen freight line has reopened following upgrade works as part of the Victorian Government’s $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project, which will have flow-on benefits to Geelong and its seaport.

Improved rail and road connections to the Port of Geelong are essential to the long-term future of the Port as a key export hub for the State's agricultural produce.

 
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Principles becoming standard practice: GROW

At the GROW - G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) Report Card event in May, four guest speakers spoke about their partnership, experiences and achievements within the GROW initiative.

Speaking about the State Government Social Procurement Framework, panellist Kerri Erler from Regional Development Victoria said, "its about quality outcomes and quality jobs that see people in work long-term.

 
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White Night program to light up Geelong

More than 60,000 people are expected in Geelong’s CBD to celebrate White Night.

The festival will take over streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions as the city comes alive with spectacular projections, lighting displays and entertainment.
 
 
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ELECTION UPDATE: G21 watches State Election promises

Victoria’s 24 November state election is looming so G21 is keeping a close watch on party commitments made against G21's Priority Projects for the region. Below are commitments made against G21 Priority Projects since our last Snapshots newsletter.

Liberals to duplicate Barwon Heads Road

A Liberal Nationals Government will invest $290 million to duplicate Barwon Heads Road (Settlement Road - Lower Mt Duneed Road) and for grade separation of the railway line.

Labor commits to rail duplication

A re-elected Labor Government will invest $147 million towards duplication of 11kms of track between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds stations and remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Fyans Street and Surf Coast Highway.

Labor commits $550,000 to Portarlington Pier

A re-elected Labor Government will invest $550,000 to build a new covered walkway from the beachfront to the ferry berths on Portarlington Pier.

As for previous elections (both state and federal) a table of commitments against G21’s Priority Projects is being maintained and published on the G21 website.

 
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First 'Renew Geelong' space opens doors

An unused store in Geelong’s CBD has been brought to life as an engaging and creative public space as part of the Renew Geelong project.

A not-for-profit enterprise supported by the state government and the City of Greater Geelong, Renew Geelong aims to bring new life to empty and under-appreciated buildings and precincts.

 
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2020 Summer of Sailing at home in Geelong

Geelong will be the epicentre of world sailing when it hosts four Olympic Class World Championships during the 2020 Summer of Sailing.

Almost 800 international and local competitors will take to the waters of Corio Bay, in an event that is expected to inject more than $4.6 million into the Victorian economy.

 
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Road Maintenance blitz in G21 region

Regional Roads Victoria has opened its doors and is starting on the biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.

Across Geelong and the south west, more than $84 million of improvement works on roads right across the region’s 4000-kilometre arterial network are scheduled.


 
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Support for mixed use development at Saleyards

The City of Greater Geelong Council has given its support for a mixed use development at the former Geelong Saleyards in Geelong West which would include residential development.

The decision will help shape the Precinct Plan for the future of the site, which is now in progress and will be released for community consultation later in the year.

 
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Feedback required! Complete the G21 Stakeholder Survey

G21 welcomes feedback on how it is doing its job. Please help us by taking only a couple of minutes to complete the 2018 survey right here.

Responses will help increase G21's value to you and the region. Thanks in anticipation!
 
 
             
 


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 &
Wellbeing
Sport & Recreation
Economic Development Environment Planning & Services Transport
 
 
             
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2018 Regional Development Australia (RDA) National Forum

On 16-17 August, RDA delegates were welcomed to Canberra for the 2018 RDA National Forum.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Collaborating and networking to grow regional economies’ and included sessions on the future trends of regions and how to leverage off this to grow regional economies.  

 
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  Resources & Events  
 
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY 2018 snapshotsHealth & Safety Month October 2018
Come along to this free WorkSafe event and hear from industry experts who lead the way in many disciplines including mental wellbeing and occupational violence and aggression. Make sure you are up to date with industry best practice to keep your workplace safe year round. Thurs 4 Oct, 7am-1.30pm, GMHBA Stadium 
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Rural Women’s Awards Now Open
Emerging female leaders who are making a difference to rural and regional Australia are encouraged to apply for the AgriFutures Rural Women's Awards. State winner receives $10,000 for innovative ideas, projects and access to professional development. Applications close 31 Oct 2018.
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Become a Grant Review Panellist
Give Where You Live Foundation need 50 people to donate their time to review grant applications. 
This is a great way for you to give back to your community, and will give you the opportunity to learn more about issues facing our community and the solutions that community service providers/partners are seeking to implement. 
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Media articles of interest

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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,
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