Protection works on Great Ocean Road

State government protection and improvement works underway on the Great Ocean Road.

Berrybank Wind Farm build underway

Work begins on building the Berrybank Wind Farm in Golden Plains Shire to generate enough energy for Victoria to power around 138,000 homes.

Karvelas to speak at G21 Forum

ABC radio and TV host Patricia Karvelas to speak at the annual G21 Stakeholder Forum on Friday 30 August.

Overseas visitors flock to G21 region

Geelong, the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road have all seen a big increases in overnight international visitors.

The G21 Board is carefully reviewing its priority projects list for advocacy purposes now that the state and federal elections are over for another three years.

A number of G21’s existing priority projects have been funded through commitments made prior to the recent elections and are no longer needing advocacy.

While other projects worthy of G21’s attention and support are likely to emerge from the review.


This is an edited version of a speech given by G21 CEO Elaine Carbines at a Deakin University dinner (23 June 2019) in honour of the soon-to-be departing Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander.


It is indeed a great honour to thank Professor den Hollander tonight in front of this esteemed audience for all that she has achieved for Geelong and our region in her role as Vice Chancellor of Deakin University.

Today's Geelong Advertiser (7 June 2019) highlights the grossly inadequate intranet services at one of the Geelong region's secondary schools (see Addy article and editorial reproduced below, or link directly to the Addy's article online here).

Each day students and teachers at many of the region’s schools struggle to access usable speeds from the school internet service.

Without quality internet, students and teachers can’t: