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

An update from the July Environment Pillar meeting.
G21 backs two nation-leading renewable organics projects within the G21 region.
The State Government has provided the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning with $3 million to address coastal erosion at Apollo Bay.

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
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Stephanie Asher
City of Greater Geelong
Cr David Bell
Surf Coast Shire
Donna Burns
Program Manager Natural Environment
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jan Calaby
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
Mat Dickens
Chief Executive Officer
Corio Waste Management
Cr Martin Duke
Surf Coast Shire
Cr David Evans
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
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Eddy Kontelj
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
Geelong Field Naturalist Club
Rowan Mackenzie
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Sarah Mansfield
City of Greater Geelong
Louise Osborne
R&D Partnerships and Strategic Relationships Analyst
Andrea Pape
Strategic Coordinator for BSW
Sustainability Victoria
Tina Perfrement
Business & Industry Engagement
City of Greater Geelong
Vicki Perrett
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
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