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Health and Wellbeing Pillar

The G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar's vision is that communities in the G21 region experience the highest quality of life achievable through accessibility, participation, innovation and vibrant, collaborative relationships. Four strategic directions guide their progress:

  • understand populations, planning & impacts of change
  • connect people, communities and services
  • build healthy, resilient and innovative communities
  • strengthen community infrastructure and service systems.

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Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:
  • Youth on steps
    Managing areas of the G21 region entrenched with disadvantage; improving mental/physical health, decreasing violence/crime, increasing education and...

Pillar Projects

The G21 Health and Wellbeing 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

Barwon Health North annexe is on schedule to be offering care by mid-2019.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy opens $6.38 million Barwon Health Surgery Hub.
Health and Wellbeing Pillar update.

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Pillar Leadership

Libby Mears (Leader)
Chief Executive Officer
Leisure Networks
David Meade (Deputy Leader)
Co-Director Operations Community Health & Rehabilitation
Barwon Health
Georgina Alley
Manager Health and Community Services
Mental Health Fellowship
Leigh Bartlett
Regional Youth Affairs Consultant
Grant Boyd
Chief Executive Officer
Bethany Community Support
Max Broadley
Executive Director Client Services
Barwon Child, Youth & Family
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21-Geelong Region Alliance
Liz Dando
Project Support Worker
G21-Geelong Region Alliance
Shane Dawson
Chief Executive Officer
Bellarine Community Health
Lindi Dietzel
Aboriginal Partnership and Planning Officer
Department of Human Services
Cr David Evans
Golden Plains Shire
Jill Evans
Director Community Services
Golden Plains Shire
Greg Fletcher
Manager Health and Community Services
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Kate Hanson
Colac Otway Shire
Geoff Iles
Chief Executive Officer
Colac Area Health
Lenny Jenner
Chief Executive Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Janice Lane
Senior Manager Geelong Otway
Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Emily Lee-Ack
Executive Officer
Women's Health & Wellbeing BSW
Rosemary Malone
Chief Executive Officer
Gateway Support Services
Maureen O'Keeffe
Manager Settlement Services
Megan Peacock
Manager Research & Development Community Services
Gen U
Linda Quinn
General Manager Community Life
City of Greater Geelong
Anne-Marie Ryan
Executive Officer
Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network
Cr Owen Sharkey
Golden Plains Shire
Bronwyn Saffron
Manager Aged & Family
Surf Coast Shire
Kate Smith
Project Support Worker
G21-Geelong Region Alliance
Cr Margot Smith
Surf Coast Shire
Karen Stagnitti
Associate Head of School (Research)
Deakin University
Prof John Toumbourou
Chair in Health Psychology
Deakin University
Marg White
Community Services Manager
Colac Area Health