Mountain biking at the You Yangs

Sport & Recreation Pillar

The G21 Sport & Recreation Pillar fosters community wellbeing through participation and improving the capacity of sport and recreation assets to respond to regional needs. The Pillar supports efforts to:

  • develop organised sports (through supporting the development of coaching, volunteers, club governance, etc.)
  • link to the school sector
  • develop drought resistant facilities, and
  • share knowledge.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed two Sport & Recreation projects as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Sport & Recreation 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

An update for the Sport & Recreation pillar.
Opening of $3 million upgrades at Colac's Central Reserve will mark culmination of a 15-year journey.
City of Greater Geelong asks G21 to work with the Victorian Government to further investigate a site and funding for a regional motocross facility.

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Pillar Leadership

Ian Hicks (LEADER)
Social Planning & Investment Manager
City of Greater Geelong
Shaan Briggs (DEPUTY LEADER)
Manager, Leisure & Wellbeing
Surf Coast Shire
Keith Baillie
Chief Executive Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Brooke Connolly
Team Leader, Sport, Recreation & Health
Leisure Networks
Andrew Crowley
Sport and Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer
Deakin University
Nicole Frampton
Colac Otway Shire
Erika Gee-Kot
Sport & Recreation Victoria BSW
Cr Nathan Hansford
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Rose Hodge
Surf Coast Shire
Phil Josipovic
General Manager Planning & Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cameron Loftus
Chief Executive Officer
Barwon Sports Academy
Cr Bob Merriman
Borough of Queenscliffe
John O'Brien
Development Coordinator
Sport & Recreation Victoria BSW
Stephen Parker
Coordinator Sport, Recreation and Open Space
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Jason Schram
Colac Otway Shire
Ian Seuren
Manager Recreation, Arts & Culture
Colac Otway Shire
Dean Veenstra
Recreation Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Simon White
Program Manager Forest Management
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning