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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

A new Victorian Government plan aims to preserve and protect internationally-recognised G21 region wetlands.
The State Government has launched a $2.1 million project investing in the health of the Moorabool River.
Barwon Water is aiming to operate solely by renewable energy by 2025 and a solar project underway at Black Rock will save the authority about $185,000 in annual operating costs.

For more information

Email tony.overman@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
or fill in our contact form.

Pillar Leadership

Tony Overman (Leader)
Strategy & Sustainability Coordinator
Barwon Water
Stewart Anderson
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Colac Otway Shire
Kylie Barsby
Environmental Sustainability Officer
Deakin University
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Emma Connan
Organisational Sustainability Campus Services Division Manager
Deakin University
Dan Cowdell
President
Geelong Sustainability Group
Mat Dickens
Chief Executive Officer
Dickens Family Group of Companies
Katie Dolling
Environment and Education Manager
Great Ocean Coast Committee
Tony English
District Manager, Western Basalt
Parks Victoria
Cr David Evans
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Maddie Glynn
Manager Community Liaison & Education
Barwon Coast Committee
Carl Gray
Team Leader Compliance & Strategy Support
Environment Protection Authority
Cr Stephen Hart
Councillor
Colac Otway Shire
Tim Head
Business Development Manager
CSIRO
Phil Josipovic
General Manager, Planning and Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Peter Lawson
Regional Manager Environment & Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Joan Lindros
President
Geelong Environment Council
Rod Lowther
President
Geelong Field Naturalist Club
Cr Carol McGregor
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Louise Osborne
R&D Partnerships and Strategic Relationships Analyst
CSIRO
Mark Paganini
Manager Eastern Victoria
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Andrea Pape
Strategic Co-ordinator for BSW
Sustainability Victoria
Cr Des Phelan
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Graham Phelps
Chief Executive Officer
Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Alastair Phillips
Director Conservation
Greening Australia
Ashley Pittard
Executive Officer
Barwon South West Waste & Resource Recovery Group
Steven Reddington
Senior Environmental Planner
Barwon Water
Martin Roberts
Environment Services Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Les Rowe
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Sam Smith
Future Proofing Geelong Project Leader
City of Greater Geelong
Rodney Thomas
Manager Environment & Waste Services
City of Greater Geelong