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

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.
An update from the May 2016 Sport & Recreation pillar meeting.

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Pillar Leadership

Paul Jane (LEADER)
Manager, Sport & Recreation
City of Greater Geelong
Manager, Leisure & Wellbeing
Surf Coast Shire
Dale Antonysen
District Manager West Coast
Parks Victoria
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
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
Libby Mears
Chief Executive Officer
Leisure Networks
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
Louisa White
Community Development Manager
Golden Plains Shire
Simon White
Program Manager Forest Management
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning