April 2018    
  Twelve Apostles  

Shipwreck Coast delegation to Canberra

On 27 March, a delegation of local leaders, including G21 CEO Elaine Carbines, headed to Canberra to lobby the federal government to invest millions of dollars into the Shipwreck Coast.

The group, which met with ministers, shadow ministers and department officials, made the trip to explain the challenges facing the Shipwreck Coast and promote opportunities for $152 million of joint federal and state government funding in key region-building projects detailed in the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan.

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Helping family violence victims in G21 region

A $3 million refurbishment to the Barwon Multi-Disciplinary Centre will give family violence victims across the G21 region better access to a professional and compassionate response in one location.

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It’s game on at Armstrong Creek

Construction has commenced at Armstrong Creek’s first sports pavilion.

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct sporting reserve will support netball, football, soccer and cricket in this rapidly growing community.

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  Soccer launch    
Pitch perfect state-of-the-art sports facility

A new $2 million synthetic soccer pitch at Norlane's Leisuretime Centre has officially opened.

This was a G21 Priority under the Addressing Disadvantage project, and recognises that upgraded facilities can keep a community healthy and active.

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Your feedback needed on Great Ocean Road

An expert taskforce charged with protecting and growing Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road has released an issues paper for public feedback.

The Governance of the Great Ocean Road Region aims to better coordinate key agencies responsible for the iconic road.

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Indigenous tourism focus for Lorne

Lorne will proudly host the Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference later this year.

The conference will address key issues that impact Aboriginal tourism and explore opportunities to strengthen and develop more culturally authentic Aboriginal products and experiences.

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  Bannockburn Heart    
What’s happening at the heart?

Stage One of the Bannockburn Civic Heart project is underway, with detailed design works underway.

This $2.6 million project will provide Golden Plain Shire’s largest township with a vibrant outdoor community space in the heart of Bannockburn.

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News from the G21 Pillars

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

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program
On 17 November, successful projects in Round One of the $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program were announced. There were two successful applicants from the BSW region.

Regional Growth Fund (reminder)

Do you know any major transformational projects seeking funding in your region? The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects that support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

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Innovative Agribusiness Collaboration Roadmap
The G21 Agribusiness Forum has published an
‘Innovative Agribusiness Collaboration Roadmap’ to help commercial collaborations to expand agribusiness across the G21 region. 

Celebrate the Bush Champions
This Black Tie event helps raise awareness for the "Plight of our Dairy Farmers". Features MC "Slammin" Sam Kekovich; Sam helped the Lamb Industry, now he is helping Dairy Farmers. He's joined by entertainer and magician Magician Matt Hollywood; Matt just might pull a rabbit out the hat for Dairy Farmers.

Thursday 31st May 2018, 7pm, Novatel Geelong 

New solar and battery technology can cut your electricity bills up to 90%! 
Geelong-Campaign-03Sustainability Geelong is holding free community events to teach participants how the Geelong Community Solar Program works. You can talk to solar experts about what is good for you, and get exclusive bulk-buy deals on solar and battery systems for your home or small business!

Great Ocean Road upgrades at Mt Defiance to Close Road
The Great Ocean Road will close at Mt Defiance between Monday May 28 and Thursday May 31 for urgent upgrades.


Climate reliableClimate Council's latest report: Roadmap to a Renewable Future 
The Climate Council's
'Clean and Reliable Power' roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology has been released.



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