Get involved in shaping our region


Elaine Carbines, CEO of G21 – Geelong Region Alliance, is encouraging those who are interested in the future of the Geelong region to contribute towards the development of the G21 Regional Growth Plan.

“The Geelong region is growing at an impressive rate. Our population is expected to reach 500,000 by 2050, approximately 200,000 more people than today. We need to make sure that we manage this growth, and the challenges it brings, with the best interests of our region in mind. G21 is doing this through the development of the Regional Growth Plan,” said Elaine Carbines, CEO of G21.

“We have already engaged with stakeholders from state and local government as well as community, business and development groups via a series of workshops. We now need feedback from the wider community. This is critical to ensure that the G21 Regional Growth Plan truly reflects how we, the people of the region, want it to look like in the future,” said Ms Carbines.

“G21 will be running a series of activities across our region and host an online forum between 3 November and 16 December in order to obtain people’s feedback and thoughts,” she said.

“I particularly encourage the community to register to attend one of our five World Cafe workshops being held in Bannockburn, Belmont, Colac, Geelong and Winchelsea. We will also be available to listen to the community’s feedback at 30 different listening posts across the region,” she said.

“If you are unable to participate in these activities we encourage you to join our online forum at,” said Ms Carbines.

“The feedback we receive from this community engagement process will shape the draft G21 Regional Growth Plan. The draft Plan will be released for final community feedback in April 2012.”

Further information regarding the G21 Regional Growth Plan visit

World Café workshops

Winchelsea - Tuesday 8 November, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Colac - Wednesday 9 November, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Geelong - Saturday 12 November, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Bannockburn - Tuesday 15 November, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Belmont - Wednesday 16 November, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Registration is essential. Please contact Janet Smith  or call (03) 5272 4067.