Planning and Services Pillar

The G21 Planning & Services Pillar works collaboratively to ensure sustainable development in the G21 region. They support activities that:

  • monitor land supply (industrial and residential)
  • assess projected climate change impacts and manage planning response
  • ensure strategic infrastructure provision for designated growth areas
  • contribute to state and regional planning policies and strategies
  • achieve integrated water cycle management.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed two Planning & Services projects as ‘G21 Priority Projects’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Planning & Services 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

A Liberal Nationals Government makes election commitment to duplicate Barwon Heads Road (Settlement Rd-Lower Mt Duneed Rd).
A July 2018 Planning & Services Pillar update.
Two major growth zones will collectively become home to 110,000 new residents – almost equivalent to the current population of Ballarat - beyond 2050.

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Pillar Leadership

Cr David Bell (Leader)
Surf Coast Shire
Tim Hellsten (Deputy Leader)
Manager, Planning Strategy & Urban Growth
City of Greater Geelong
Greg Anders
Director, Assets & Amenity
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Stephanie Asher
City of Greater Geelong
Geoff Brooks
Program Manager Regional Planning & Approvals
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Rebecca Casson
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for Geelong
Paul Davis
General Manager
Cr David Evans
Golden Plains Shire
Mark Gregory
Planning Coordinator
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Karen Hose
Co-ordinator Strategic Land Use Planning
Surf Coast Shire
Phil Josipovic
General Manager, Planning and Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Mark Koliba
Regional Director SW Region
Cr Jim Mason
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Joe McCracken
Colac Otway Shire
Peter Morgan
Manager Asset Planning
Barwon Water
Sam Pirrotta
SW Region Planning Manager
Cr Boyce Pizzey
Borough of Queenscliffe
Ransce Salan
General Manager Environment and Development
Surf Coast Shire
Gareth Smith
General Manager, Development and Community Services
Colac Otway Shire
Sarah Storen
Senior Strategic Planner Planning Strategy
City Greater Geelong
Tim Waller
Manager of Planning
Golden Plains Shire