Environment Pillar

The G21 Environment Pillar aims to protect and enhance our environment while balancing regional communities’ needs by:

  • promoting sustainable best-fit land use
  • achieving quality stated emission targets
  • being national leaders in water efficiency
  • identifying and acknowledging natural and cultural heritage
  • protecting our bays, coasts and estuaries
  • ensuring no further loss of biodiversity.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Environment project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Environment 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

Kerbside recycling has resumed across the region from 16 December, after four of the G21 councils signed a landmark agreement with Cleanaway. Cleanaway has taken over the processing of the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Golden Plains Shire and Borough of Queenscliffe’s kerbside...
Regional leaders attended a community engagement forum for Barwon Water’s innovative 'Water for our Future' program.
New Barwon Water pump station connects to the Melbourne-Geelong pipeline at Lovely Banks.

Working Groups

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

  • Renewable Energy & Emissions Working Group

For more information

Email Kate.Sullivan@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
or fill in our contact form.

Pillar Leadership

Kate Sullivan (Chair)
General Manager Strategy & Partnerships
Barwon Water
Rodney Thomas (Deputy Chair)
Manager Environment & Waste Services
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Anthony Aitken
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Stewart Anderson
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Stephanie Asher
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Cr David Bell
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Donna Burns
Program Manager Natural Environment
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jan Calaby
President
Geelong Environment Council
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
David Collins
Environmental & Sustainability Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Emma Connan
Manager Organisational Sustainability
Deakin University
Dan Cowdell
Project Coordinator
Geelong Sustainability Group
Jane Currie
Acting Planning Manager
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Paul Davis
General Manager
Wadawurrung
Mat Dickens
Chief Executive Officer
Corio Waste Management
Cr Martin Duke
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Cr David Evans
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Carolyn Francis
Manager South West Region
Environment Protection Authority
Maddie Glynn
Manager Community Liaison & Education
Barwon Coast Committee
Cr Stephen Hart
Councillor
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Eddy Kontelj
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Peter Lawson
Regional Manager Environment & Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Amy Leith
Community Engagement Manager
Corangamite CMA
Rod Lowther
President
Geelong Field Naturalist Club
Rowan Mackenzie
Manager Environment & Community Safety
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Sarah Mansfield
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Louise Osborne
R&D Partnerships and Strategic Relationships Analyst
CSIRO
Andrea Pape
Strategic Coordinator for BSW
Sustainability Victoria
Tina Perfrement
Business & Industry Engagement
City of Greater Geelong
Vicki Perrett
President
Geelong Sustainability
Rebecca Petit-Bramwell
Environmental Sustainability Officer
Deakin University
Alastair Phillips
Director Conservation
Greening Australia
Ashley Pittard
Executive Officer
Barwon South West Waste & Resource Recovery Group
Steven Reddington
Senior Environmental Planner
Barwon Water
Cr Les Rowe
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Tracey Slatter
Managing Director
Barwon Water
Justin Smith
Planning & Enviroment Manager
Bellarine Bayside
Kate Smallwood
Emergency Management Fire Project Coordinator
Surf Coast Shire
Jacqueline Wilson
Sustainability Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe