State election outcome benefits the G21 region

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With the election of a Labor State Government, G21 looks forward to the fulfilment of the pre-election commitments supporting ten of our Priority Projects:

G21 council CEOs Canberra bound

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G21 region’s municipal council CEOs are heading to Canberra to meet department officials on key infrastructure and community development projects, including a proposed city Deal.

Supporting good health, wellbeing and an active lifestyle among people living across Geelong and the G21 region is a high-priority for G21.

While G21’s long-term planning and infrastructure advocacy activities are often the ones in the news, it is the work of the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar — a hands-on working group — that can directly improve people’s lives.

G21 region’s municipal council CEOs are heading to Canberra on Monday (10 December) to meet high-level department officials on key infrastructure and community development projects.

The G21 delegation will explain the challenges facing the region and promote opportunities to invest in key region-building projects.

G21 CEO Elaine Carbines said departmental secretaries and senior executives were principal policy advisers to ministers and therefore important influencers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison in October announced his government would contribute $154 million to a City Deal funding package for Geelong and the G21 region, including the Great Ocean Road.

G21 welcomed the announcement, having been a long-time advocate of such a deal.  G21 led numerous City Deal delegations and meetings with federal and state politicians, advisers and department officials.

The State Government in its 2018 Budget allocated $153 million to negotiate a City Deal.

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