Planning and Services Pillar

The G21 Planning & Services Pillar works collaboratively to ensure sustainable development in the G21 region. They support activities that:

  • monitor land supply (industrial and residential)
  • assess projected climate change impacts and manage planning response
  • ensure strategic infrastructure provision for designated growth areas
  • contribute to state and regional planning policies and strategies
  • achieve integrated water cycle management.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed two Planning & Services projects as ‘G21 Priority Projects’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Planning & Services 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

The G21 region's iconic Surf Coast now permanently protected from overdevelopment and urban sprawl under safeguards brought in by the State Government.
Construction of the sustainable Sparrovale Wetlands in Armstrong Creek is expected to begin in October this year. The Sparrovale Wetlands system will be a world-class environment for the community to enjoy and an important ecosystem for wildlife and plants to thrive. The wetlands also function as...
The state government releases the Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan (Moolap Plan).

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Pillar Leadership

Cr David Bell (Chair)
Surf Coast Shire
Jessica Hurse (Deputy Chair)
Acting Manager Planning Strategy & Urban Growth
City of Greater Geelong
Greg Anders
Director Assets & Amenity
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Stephanie Asher
City of Greater Geelong
Geoff Brooks
Program Manager Regional Planning & Approvals
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Jennifer Cromarty
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for Geelong
Cr Brian Crook
Colac Otway Shire
Paul Davis
General Manager
Cr David Evans
Golden Plains Shire
Mark Gregory
Planning Coordinator
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Karen Hose
Strategic Land Use Planning Coordinator
Surf Coast Shire
Mark Koliba
Regional Director SW Region
Cr Jim Mason
City of Greater Geelong
Peter Morgan
Manager Asset Planning
Barwon Water
Sam Pirrotta
SW Region Planning Manager
Cr Boyce Pizzey
Borough of Queenscliffe
Johann Rajaratnam
General Manager Planning & Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Ransce Salan
General Manager Environment & Development
Surf Coast Shire
Tim Waller
Manager of Planning
Golden Plains Shire