Sport & Recreation Pillar

The G21 Sport & Recreation Pillar fosters community wellbeing through participation and improving the capacity of sport and recreation assets to respond to regional needs. The Pillar supports efforts to:

  • develop organised sports (through supporting the development of coaching, volunteers, club governance, etc.)
  • link to the school sector
  • develop drought resistant facilities, and
  • share knowledge.

Pillar Projects

The G21 Sport & Recreation 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

An update from the June 2020 Sport & Recreation Pillar meeting.
The Sport & Recreation Pillar held an interim emergency Pillar meeting to discuss the issues surrounding sport and COVID-19.
State funds allocated to the Three Trails Project to upgrade multi-use trails in Golden Plains Shire.

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Pillar Leadership

Shaan Briggs (Chair)
Manager Recreation & Open Space Planning
Surf Coast Shire
Dean Veenstra (Deputy Chair)
Recreation Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Alistair Bain
Acting Coordinator Recreation & Open Space Planning & Infrastructure
City of Greater Geelong
Madeleine Bisits
Manager Arts & Leisure
Colac Otway Shire
Elaine Carbines AM
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Brooke Connolly
Team Leader, Sport, Recreation & Health
Leisure Networks
Andrew Crowley
Sport & Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer
Deakin University
Paul Elshaug
Recreation Development Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Nicole Frampton
Recreation & Open Space Coordinator
Colac Otway Shire
Erika Gee-Kot
Sport & Recreation Victoria BSW
Cr Nathan Hansford
Golden Plains Shire
Ian Hicks
Manager Social Planning & Investment
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Rose Hodge
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Eddy Kontelj
City of Greater Geelong
Cameron Loftus
Chief Executive Officer
Barwon Sports Academy
Cr Bob Merriman
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Peter Murrihy
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Ron Nelson
City of Greater Geelong
Stephen Parker
Geelong District Operations Coordinator - West Coast
Parks Victoria
Johann Rajaratnam
General Manager Planning & Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Jason Schram
Colac Otway Shire
Natalie Valentine
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Kardinia Park Trust
Simon White
Program Manager Forest Management
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning