G21 Snapshots - October 2018
Snapshots
  October 2018  
  Fishing at Portarlington  
 
Bipartisan support for regional planning protections

Stronger planning laws for the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula will be established, with both the State Government and the State Opposition committing to legislate town boundaries and height controls in the two regions.

Late last month the State Government announced a pre-election commitment to set permanent restrictions as part of an effort to protect Geelong’s coastal towns from overdevelopment.

Only days later, the Coalition announced  similar plan, should it win the November election.

Under the shared objective, any attempt to change the town boundaries would need to be passed by Parliament.

This announcement is in line with public comment received by G21 during its extensive consultation when developing the G21 Regional Growth Plan.

The G21 Regional Growth Plan, acknowledges the importance of the region’s unique coastal settlements to the lifestyle, environment and economy of the region. That includes protecting those things that make our region unique, such as the coastal villages and towns.

 
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$3.5m to Waterfront marks first in City Deal

The Federal Government will invest $3.5 million towards development at the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct, the first commitment it has made towards a Geelong and Great Ocean Road City Deal.

Terroir Pty Ltd leads a design services team that includes local Geelong firm, Tract Landscape and Urban Design, to produce the masterplan and designs for the Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Redevelopment.

 
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Celebrating The Story Of The Great Ocean Road

As Victoria prepares to mark 100 years since construction began on the Great Ocean Road, the State Government has announced it will fund three new projects to celebrate the story of this iconic road.

The government will fund a series of installations, a new regional event and a documentary to commemorate the people who built the Great Ocean Road and the communities that have thrived along it.

 
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Great Otway National Park Funding Boost

The State Government has announced $2.5 million to improve visitor facilities at three popular sites within the Great Otway National Park.

Maits Rest, Melba Gully and the Cape Otway Lightstation will all benefit from upgrades that will be delivered by Parks Victoria in 2019. The investment comes as regional Victoria continues to experience an increase in nature-based tourism.

 
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Renegades Set To Hit Geelong For Six In 2019

The State Government has announced the Big Bash League will be back in Geelong in a big way in 2019, with GMHBA Stadium hosting the Melbourne Renegades WBBL and BBL teams in two double headers in January.

It follows the Renegades’ hugely successful first Geelong double-header last season, which saw almost 24,000 people come through the gates – a record for a non-AFL match at the venue.

 
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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.

Labor commits to GPAC
A re-elected State Labor Government has committed $128 million to deliver the final stage of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) redevelopment.

Labor commits to GMHBA Stadium
A re-elected State Labor Government would commit $102 million to ensure completion of the fifth and final stage of the Kardinia Park GMHBA Stadium redevelopment.

Bipartisan support to protect Surf Coast and Bellarine
Both parties have vowed to permanently protect the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula from over development, with planning protection enshrined in law. While this is not a G21 Priority Project, this is in line with public comment received by G21 during its extensive consultation when developing the G21 Regional Growth Plan.

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.
 
 
             
 
Fed Labor pledges $153m for Geelong City Deal

Labor Leader Bill Shorten has announced an elected Labor federal government would kick in $153 million towards a Geelong City Deal project.

The money would be put towards the Geelong convention centre, the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan, Central Geelong revitalisation and the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour project.

 
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Peruvian Company HQ for Geelong

A leading Peruvian manufacturer is establishing its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Geelong, bringing jobs and investment to the region.

Vistony Industrial del Peru SAC will set up its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Norlane - creating 20 new jobs.


 
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SAVE THE DATE: G21 Annual General Meeting Thursday, 15 November

You are invited to attend the G21 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 5:30pm on Thursday 15 November. The AGM provides members the opportunity to review and celebrate the achievements of the Alliance over the last 12 months, and to hear about G21's plans for the coming year.

This year, two of the elected G21 Directors are due to conclude their term. If you are a member of G21 and interested in becoming a G21 Director, please contact Nada Malinac to obtain a nomination form on (03) 5227 4000 or nmalinac@G21.com.au. Nominations close 5pm, Thursday 18 October, 2018.

If the number of nominations received exceeds the number of positions available, the membership will be called upon to vote for their preferred candidate at the AGM.

If a G21 Director or member would like to raise any ‘special business’ at the AGM they must submit their request in writing or via email to Elaine Carbines CEO of G21 at nmalinac@G21.com.au by 5pm, Thursday 18 October, 2018. Please ensure you include the nature of the special business and personally sign it.

Minutes from the previous G21 AGM and the Agenda will be distributed to members with a formal invitation on Thursday 25 October, 2018.

 
 
             
 
Treaty Grant For Wadawurrung

Wadawurrung has received a $75,000 Treaty Engagement Grant to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process.

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners will now work with surrounding Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal Victorians across Wadawurrung Country to build a deeper understanding of the Treaty process and what the Wadawurrung would like to achieve.

 
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New Deakin Vice-Chancellor Announced

Late last month Deakin University Chancellor John Stanhope AM announced the appointment of Professor Iain Martin as the University's next Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Martin will become Deakin's seventh Vice-Chancellor and President when he succeeds Professor Jane den Hollander AO in May 2019.



 
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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
 
 
             
  RDA BSW Commitee Update  
 
 
Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open, with an additional $200 million available to eligible applicants. 

A key component this round is that up to $45 million has been earmarked for tourism related infrastructure projects that will help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector. This sector is vital for our regional and remote communities, creating jobs, stimulating new business and sustaining long term economic growth. 

Applications close 15 November 2018. 

Click here to access the BBRF application portal

Guidelines and other supporting material is also available here.

RDA Involvement

RDA Barwon South West can provide project guidance and letters of support for projects that align with the RDA Charter.

If you would like to request a letter of support for your project, please complete the attached template and return it to rda.barwonsouthwest@rdv.vic.gov.au by October 31st to allow processing time.

Please contact the RDA regional office on 03 5215 6000 for any further information. 

 
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  Resources & Events  
 
 
Working Women conference
Working Women Get Organised
This Equal Pay Conference includes panels and workshops on equal pay campaigns, the herstory of the oppression of women and identifying and challenging sexism at work.
 
Keynote speaker Kara Keys (ACTU National Campaign Organiser) talks about 'Changing the Rules for Working Women', while the post conference dinner features Presenter, Comedian, Writer) Corrine Grant (Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn), who talks about 'Women in female dominated industries’. Tickets available here.

13 Oct 2018, 9am-11pm, Geelong Trades Hall. 

Creative Geelong Makers Hub Open Day 
The Creative Geelong Makers Hub celebrates its first birthday with an Open Day featuring free tours, demonstrations, craft activities, 3D printing, music and cake. Experience virtual and augmented reality and a live YouTube show with The PopCulturists. The first 50 people to sign up to the newsletter on the day receive a free co-working or makerspace session voucher. 

6 Oct, 10am-4pm, Creative Geelong Makers Hub, Centrepoint Arcade, 132 Little Malop Street Geelong.

The 2018 Geelong Jobs Fair is seeking exhibitors 

The 2018 Geelong Jobs Fair and is looking for employers with job vacancies to participate on the day.  The event is free and provides an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their employment opportunities and connect with a large pool of willing job seekers with a variety of skills.

For enquiries or to register interest in being an exhibitor, please contact Jennifer Cromarty (tandemVox) on 0413 241 033 or email jobsfair2018@tandemvox.com.au 

23 October, 10am-4pm, The Arena, North Geelong.

 
 
 
             

Media articles of interest

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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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