Media Releases


G21 calls for joint government support of VIVA

Media release issued 8 Sept 2020 - G21 calls on the federal and state governments to support Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery in order to save local jobs, protect the regional economy and help ensure liquid energy security for the nation.
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Region’s tourism ‘perfect storm’

Region’s tourism ‘perfect storm’ Coronavirus has wreaked deep and wide damage on the Geelong region’s visitor economy. Media release - 9 July 2020
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G21 calls on Treasurer to keep ATO in Geelong

G21 media release - G21 calls on the federal government to retain the Australian Tax Office in Geelong - issued 2 July 2020
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Move to boost region's social & affordable housing

Joint G21 and Sirovilla Inc media release (issued 30 June 2020) - An $80,000 seeding grant aims to increase Social and Affordable Housing within the Geelong region to meet a rapidly growing need.
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G21 backing renewable organics projects

Media release issued 7 June 2020 - G21 welcomes and proudly supports two nation-leading renewable organics projects within our region announced recently by the Victorian Government & Barwon Water The projects will transform organic waste into Renewable Energy & bi-products.
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G21 welcomes Great Ocean Road Authority

Media release issued 5 June 2020 - Years of advocacy by G21 has resulted in the state government delivering once-in-a-generation reforms to better protect and manage the Great Ocean Road and its iconic coasts and parks.
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Fastest growth region needs faster infrastructure delivery

G21 Media release (3 June 2020) - Fastest growth region needs faster infrastructure delivery - Geelong is growing faster than Australia’s five largest capital cities yet critical government infrastructure lags years behind.
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Deakin deserves our support

Media statement from G21 – Geelong Region Alliance about the importance of Deakin University to the G21 region’s recovery post COVID-19 (issued 27 May 2020).
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G21 welcomes Federal funds for local governments

Media release - G21 welcomes (22 May) Federal Government announcement delivering $1.8 billion for community infrastructure projects to local governments due to COVID-19.
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G21 gears up for COVID recovery

Media Release - 30 April 2020 - G21 is preparing for the role it will play, in concert with all levels of government, business and other bodies to help the region emerge from COVID-19.
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G21 CEO delays departure

G21 Media Release (7 April 2020): G21 Chief Executive Officer Elaine Carbines AM will delay her departure until the end of 2020 to provide stability to G21’s operations during the period of COVID-19.
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G21 CEOs head to Canberra

G21 media release about G21's board delegation to Canberra to advocate for current and future regional needs, including essential upgrades to rail services. Issued 10 March 2020.
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Elaine Carbines to step down as G21 CEO

G21 CEO Elaine Carbines AM informs the G21 board that after 10 years in the job she will not be seeking to renew her contract when it expires later in 2020. G21 media released dated: 28 Feb 2020.
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G21 region gets behind 'This Girl Can Week'

A group of councils, health bodies and others across the G21 region are getting behind a state-wide initiative to encourage women to become more physically active, in of support VicHealth’s ‘This Girl Can Week’ 23-29 March. Media release issued: 27 Feb 2020
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New regional toolkit preventing violence against women

G21 media release about the group of G21 region health services who are releasing a toolkit to promote clearer and more effective communication on preventing violence against women. Issued 26 Feb 2020.
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G21 to outline region’s priorities in Canberra

"G21 to outline region’s priorities in Canberra" on 16 & 17 Oct 2019 - G21 media release, issued on 11 Oct 2019.
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G21 Region Profile (2019) - vital statistics of our region

G21 Media release (issued 26 July 2019) announcing the launch of the G21 Region Profile (2019 version).
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Budget delivers for G21 region - but with gaps

G21 welcomes today's (27 May 2019) State Budget 2019-20 as delivering for the G21 region, but with some omissions. G21 Media release issued 27 May 2019.
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Budget good for region, but Northern ARC missing

G21 welcomes significant infrastructure investment across Geelong and the wider region in the Federal Budget 2019, however funds for the Northern ARC were missing - G21 media release, issued 3 April 2019.
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G21 welcomes City Deal Break-Through

G21 today (11 March 2019) welcomed a break-through in negotiations between the Federal and State governments over a City Deal for Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. - G21 Media Release
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