Media Releases


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.
Read more: PDF icon final_-_have_your_say_on_g21_cricket_and_hockey_strategies.pdf

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.
Read more: PDF icon final_g21_media_release_-_canberra_board_delegation_-_25_may_2018.pdf

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.
Read more: PDF icon final_g21_response_to_state_budget_-_1_may_2018.pdf

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).
Read more: PDF icon v2_west_gate_tunnel_-_media_statement_080318.pdf

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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Stakeholders unite on Geelong & Great Ocean Road ‘city deal’

G21 Media Release - KEY stakeholders are united in belief that Geelong and Great Ocean Road investment are integral to a bid for a Federal Government ‘City Deal’ for our region. Issued 24 May 2017.
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Partners united on City Deal focus

Key stakeholders are united in belief that Geelong and Great Ocean Road investment are integral to a bid for a Federal Government 'City Deal' for our region.
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G21 works for Geelong ‘city deal’

G21 Media Release - POSSIBLE Australian Government ‘city deal’ funding of infrastructure projects across Geelong and the Great Ocean Road is an exciting prospect, with the potential to transform our region, G21 CEO Elaine Carbines said today (19 May 2017).
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Rail win Geelong centrepiece in 2017 Federal Budget

G21 Media Release: G21 has welcomed $100m funding of South Geelong-Waurn Ponds rail line duplication as a critical centrepiece win in Tuesday's (May 9) Federal Budget. Issued 10 May 2017.
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Rail win centrepiece in Federal Budget

A $100 million allocation for rail line duplication between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds stands alone for G21 region in Federal Budget.
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New jobs from GROW: Report card

THE GROW initiative reports growth of 9 per cent, equalling $23.8 million, in localised procurement among 18 of GROW’s participating organisations leading to at least 56 new on-the-ground jobs, and a further 90 indirect jobs in the G21 region. Media Release from GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) issued 3 May 2017. Media release issued 3 May 2017.
Read more: PDF icon grow_report_card_media_release_final_.pdf