Media Releases


G21 to outline region’s priorities in Canberra

"G21 to outline region’s priorities in Canberra" on 16 & 17 Oct 2019 - G21 media release, issued on 11 Oct 2019.
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G21 Region Profile (2019) - vital statistics of our region

G21 Media release (issued 26 July 2019) announcing the launch of the G21 Region Profile (2019 version).
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Budget delivers for G21 region - but with gaps

G21 welcomes today's (27 May 2019) State Budget 2019-20 as delivering for the G21 region, but with some omissions. G21 Media release issued 27 May 2019.
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Budget good for region, but Northern ARC missing

G21 welcomes significant infrastructure investment across Geelong and the wider region in the Federal Budget 2019, however funds for the Northern ARC were missing - G21 media release, issued 3 April 2019.
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G21 welcomes City Deal Break-Through

G21 today (11 March 2019) welcomed a break-through in negotiations between the Federal and State governments over a City Deal for Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. - G21 Media Release
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G21 heads to Canberra

The G21 board of directors will be in Canberra next week (20 Feb 2019) seeking assurances that an apparent dead-lock in negotiations on a City Deal for Geelong and the Great Ocean Road is resolved before the federal election - G21 media release
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G21 council CEOs Canberra bound

G21 Media Release - G21 region’s municipal council CEOs are heading to Canberra on Monday (on 10 Dec 2018) to meet high-level department officials on key infrastructure and community development projects. Issued 6 Dec 2018.
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Have a say - G21 cricket & hockey strategies

G21 media release seeking feedback on draft hockey and cricket strategies for the G21 region - issued 26 Oct 2018.
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G21 & Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy (2019)

The G21 & Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy will guide the development of cricket across the Barwon Region to 2028; since the strategy’s development, a Season Determination Agreement regarding ground share arrangements between cricket and AFL applies (1/04/19-31/03/22).
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City Deal to be a G21 focus in Canberra

G21 media release - Meetings between the G21 board and politicians in Canberra next week (29 & 30 May 2018) will be among the most important G21 has had in recent years, focusing on a City Deal in particular. Release issued 25 May 2018.
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State gives $750K for GROW

The State Government announces $750K for the GROW - G21 Region Opportunities for Work project (18 May 2018). Media statement as issued by GROW.
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GROW reports $20.2M increase in local procurement and new jobs

Joint G21 & Give Where You Live Foundation media release - Innovative GROW initiative reports a $20.2 million increase of local procurement, leading to 75 jobs in disadvantaged areas of the G21 region at report card event on 3 May 2018.
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Election Budget delivers for G21 region

G21 media release responding to the 2018 State Budget (1 May), welcoming funding for a City Deal, but noting several projects which missed funding.
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Shipwreck Coast delegation to Canberra

Media release - A delegation on Shipwreck Coast investment will be in Canberra on 27 March 2018. Joint media release from: G21; Surf Coast Shire; Corangamite Shire; City of Warrnambool; Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism; & Regional Development Australia BSW Committee - issued 22/3/2018.
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Media Statement - West Gate Tunnel Project

Media statement from G21 CEO Elaine Carbines regarding a move in the Legislative Council to block the West Gate Tunnel Project - issued 8 March 2018. (Also, includes a image of a newspaper advertisement to which G21 was a signatory advocating on the West Gate Tunnel project issue).
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GROW project claims prestigious IPAA award

GROW project claims prestigious IPAA award.
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Historic City Deal for Geelong and Great Ocean Road

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Acting Premier James Merlino strike an historic City Deal for Geelong.
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G21 CEOs off to Canberra

'G21 CEOs off to Canberra' - G21 media release about a delegation of the G21 CEO and the five G21 municipal council CEOs to Canberra on 20 November 2017 to meet department secretaries and executives about G21 priority projects
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Geelong benefits from regional connections

G21 media release (issued 1 Sept 2017) welcoming data showing that Geelong and G21 region workers, business people and leaders are among the most ‘connected’ within regional Australian cities. The 'Connecting Our Great Small Cities' report was released by the Regional Australia Institute CEO Jack Archer at the G21 Stakeholder Forum 2017 in Torquay on 1 Sept 2017.
Read more: PDF icon final_g21_release_-_rai_connecting_our_great_small_cities_media_release_010917.pdf

Regional Aust Institute predicts 2.1% Geelong growth

Regional Australia Institute media release - 28 June 2017 - pointing to its recently released reports showing Geelong will enjoy continuing growth at around 2.1 per cent per annum, but faces the challenge of stimulating local businesses to drive job creation.
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