Business is booming in Golden Plains, with a total of 447 new businesses registered in the Shire in the 2018-19 financial year.

Businesses in the Construction Industry lead the way, with 103 construction related businesses registering over the last year. Agriculture remains the predominant industry sector, and recorded the second highest amount of new businesses with 42. Administrative and Support Services related businesses are also on the increase, with 39 new businesses registering within the Shire’s boundaries.

G21 has announced a stellar line-up of speakers for its 2019 annual stakeholder forum to be held at RACV Torquay Resort on Friday 30 August.

Speakers include Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews, prominent ABC radio and TV journalist and commentator Patricia Karvelas, the new Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin, Eden Project International Chief Executive David Harland, Barwon Water Chair Jo Plummer, Geelong Port CEO Brett Winter and Victorian Treaty Commissioner Jill Gallagher.

A comprehensive statistical profile of the G21 region launched recently is expected to be invaluable for government, business, student and community reference.

The G21 Region Profile 2019 includes hundreds of data tables and graphs.  A main regional volume is supported by five municipal-specific companion documents — Colac-Otway, Golden Plains, Queenscliffe, Surf Coast and Greater Geelong.

The Profile was jointly launched by G21 Chair Bill Mithen and the mayors of the five G21 region councils following the G21 July board meeting in Queenscliff.

'G21 Region Profile' gives vital statistics

A statistical socio-economic profile of the G21 region now released will prove invaluable for government, business, student and community reference.