Transport Pillar

The G21 Transport Pillar supports efforts to:

  • grow the region’s reputation, capability and capacity as the leading transport hub for south east Australia
  • improve community and visitor access to services, educational and vocational opportunities and lifestyle activities
  • improve the amenity and safety of transport infrastructure, and reduce the environmental impact of transport activity.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed two Transport Pillar projects as ‘G21 Priority Projects’:
  • Efficient transport routes to key regional and metro locations underpin most of the region’s industries, and are critical to ongoing economic vitality.
  • Public transport services in the G21 region need to be upgraded to improve frequency and connectivity in the region and provide better links to Melbourne.

Latest Pillar Activity

Lara and North Shore railway stations to be upgraded as part of $24 million state-wide upgrades.
The Federal Government has added the Princes Highway from Colac to the South Australian border to the National Land Transport Network.
The Victorian Government is investing $126 million to improve regional freight and passenger rail services, as part of the economic response to the coronavirus crisis.

Working Groups

The Transport Pillar has Working Groups of experts who meet to discuss and plan specific Pillar Projects.

  • Bicycle Infrastructure Group
  • G21 Roads Working Group

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Pillar Leadership

Karly Lovell (Chair)
General Manager Campus Experience
Deakin University
Guy Wilson-Browne (Deputy Leader)
Director City Services
City of Greater Geelong
Elaine Carbines AM
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Stuart Christie
Commercial Manager
Victorian Regional Channels Authority
Cr Martin Duke
Surf Coast Shire
Cr David Evans
Golden Plains Shire
Steven Fisher
Quality Assurance Officer
Geelong Taxi Network
Justin Giddings
Chief Executive Officer
Avalon Airport
Martin Gill
Chief Executive Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Kylie Grzybek
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Nathan Hansford
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Bruce Harwood
City of Greater Geelong
Anne Howard
General Manager Governance & Infrastructure
Surf Coast Shire
Phil Josipovic
Director Infrastructure & Development
Golden Plains Shire
Mark Koliba
Regional Director SW Region
David Lockett
Branch Manager - Geelong / Ballarat
K & S Freighters
Adam Lorensene
Senior Transport Planner
Transport for Victoria
Tony McGann
General Manager Infrastructure and Services
Colac Otway Shire
Ken McNamara
Western Transport Alliance
Cr Pat Murnane
City of Greater Geelong
Sam Pirrotta
Manager Planning
VicRoads South Western Victoria
Cr Chris Potter
Colac Otway Shire
Kushiel Prasad
Investment & Trade Specialist
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Benjamin Sangster
Service Development Manager
McHarrys Bus Service
Larissa Scanlon
Regional Manager South West
Vicki Shelton
Manager Engineering Services
City of Greater Geelong
Barton Van Laar
Committee Member
Bike Safe Geelong
Jozef Vass
Transport Coordination Manager BSW
Department of Transport
Jane Wager
Coordinator Community Development
City of Greater Geelong
Paul Westcott
Convenor Geelong Branch
Public Transport Users Association
Brett Winter
Chief Executive Officer