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.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Environment project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:

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 Victorian Government has released its circular economy strategy, 'Recycling Victoria: A new economy', a 10-year plan that will completely overhaul Victoria’s recycling sector, create 3,900 jobs and reduce waste going to landfill.
Victoria will have a container deposit scheme and households will get a new fourth bin, as part of a plan to reduce waste going to landfill by 80 per cent in ten years.
The 2019 review of the Environment Pillar.

Working Groups

The Environment Pillar has Working Groups of experts who meet to discuss and plan specific Pillar Projects.

  • Renewable Energy & Emissions Working Group

For more information

Email Kate.Sullivan@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
or fill in our contact form.

Pillar Leadership

Kate Sullivan (Chair)
General Manager Strategy & Partnerships
Barwon Water
Stewart Anderson (Deputy Chair)
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Anthony Aitken
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Stephanie Asher
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Cr David Bell
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Donna Burns
Program Manager Natural Environment
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jan Calaby
President
Geelong Environment Council
Elaine Carbines AM
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
David Collins
Environmental & Sustainability Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Emma Connan
Manager Organisational Sustainability
Deakin University
Dan Cowdell
Project Coordinator
Geelong Sustainability Group
Paul Davis
General Manager
Wadawurrung
Mat Dickens
Chief Executive Officer
Corio Waste Management
Cr Martin Duke
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Cr David Evans
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Carolyn Francis
Manager South West Region
Environment Protection Authority
Maddie Glynn
Manager Community Liaison & Education
Barwon Coast Committee
Katie Hart
Planning Manager
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Cr Stephen Hart
Councillor
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Eddy Kontelj
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Peter Lawson
Regional Manager Environment & Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Amy Leith
Community Engagement Manager
Corangamite CMA
Rod Lowther
President
Geelong Field Naturalist Club
Rowan Mackenzie
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Sarah Mansfield
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Louise Osborne
R&D Partnerships and Strategic Relationships Analyst
CSIRO
Andrea Pape
Strategic Coordinator for BSW
Sustainability Victoria
Tina Perfrement
Business & Industry Engagement
City of Greater Geelong
Vicki Perrett
President
Geelong Sustainability
Rebecca Petit-Bramwell
Environmental Sustainability Officer
Deakin University
Alastair Phillips
Director Conservation
Greening Australia
Ashley Pittard
Executive Officer
Barwon South West Waste & Resource Recovery Group
Johann Rajaratnam
General Manager Planning & Performance
Borough of Queenscliffe
Steven Reddington
Senior Environmental Planner
Barwon Water
Cr Les Rowe
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Tracey Slatter
Managing Director
Barwon Water
Kate Smallwood
Emergency Management Fire Project Coordinator
Surf Coast Shire
Justin Smith
Planning & Enviroment Manager
Bellarine Bayside
Rodney Thomas
Manager Environment & Waste Services
City of Greater Geelong
Jacqueline Wilson
Sustainability Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe