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Environment Pillar

The G21 Environment Pillar aims to protect and enhance our environment while balancing regional communities’ needs by:

  • promoting sustainable best-fit land use
  • achieving quality stated emission targets
  • being national leaders in water efficiency
  • identifying and acknowledging natural and cultural heritage
  • protecting our bays, coasts and estuaries
  • ensuring no further loss of biodiversity.

Pillar Projects

The G21 Environment Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

The City of Greater Geelong instals integrated smart lighting system in Ocean Grove, connecting LED public lighting to WiFI and smart phone applications.
Plans unveiled to develop 66 hectares of public parkland around Barwon Water’s heritage-listed ovoid sewer aqueduct in Breakwater.
An update from the August 2016 Environment Pillar meeting.

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Pillar Leadership

Tony Overman (Leader)
Strategy & Sustrainability Coordinator
Barwon Water
Rodney Thomas (Deputy Leader)
Manager Environment
City of Greater Geelong
Stewart Anderson
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Colac Otway Shire
Kylie Barsby
Environmental Sustainability Officer
Deakin University
Jason Borg
Projects Director & Regional Manager Community Programs
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Donna Burns
Program Manager Healthy Landscapes
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Emma Connan
Organisational Sustainability Campus Services Division Manager
Deakin University
Mat Dickens
Corio Waste Management
Alex Edwards
Program Manager Sustainability
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Tony English
District Manager, Western Basalt
Parks Victoria
Cr David Evans
Golden Plains Shire
Carolyn Francis
Team Leader
Environment Protection Authority
Maddie Glynn
Manager Community Liaison & Education
Barwon Coast
Cr Stephen Hart
Colac Otway Shire
Simon Howland
Environment Services Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Phil Josipovic
General Manager, Planning and Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Peter Lawson
Regional Manager Environment & Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Alex MacDonald
Environmental & Education Manager
Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee
Gavan Mathieson
Community Engagement & Investment Executive Manager
Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Cr Carol McGregor
Surf Coast Shire
Louise Osborne
R&D Partnerships and Strategic Relationships Analyst
Mark Paganini
Manager Eastern Victoria
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Stuart Panozzo
Compliance Strategist
Environment Protection Authority
Audrey Penney
Skill Centre Manager - Centre for Sustainable Innovation
The Gordon
Alistair Phillips
Director Conservation
Greening Australia
Steven Reddington
Senior Environmental Planner
Barwon Water
Cr Les Rowe
Golden Plains Shire
Kate Smallwood
Emergency Management Fire Project Coordinator
Surf Coast Shire
Dale Smithyman
Emergency Management
Golden Plains Shire
Rod Thomas
Manager Environment & Natural Resources
City of Greater Geelong
Luke Wilkinson
Strategic Coordinator for BSW
Sustainability Victoria
Jacqueline Wilson
Sustainability Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe