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Media Releases

In a community-wide approach to tackling childhood obesity, the Great South Coast Group has endorsed the Childhood Obesity Prevention project as a priority for the region.

Representatives from the Great South Coast Group met with Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaala Pulford at Parliament House last week to discuss three key priorities - Beyond the Bell (an education attainment project), the Great South Coast Food and Fibre Action Plan and the current dairy crisis gripping the southwest. 
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:46

Beyond the Bell - workshops

Beyond the Bell Great South Coast invites Local Action Group members, partners and stakeholders to participate in two workshops during May and June 2016.
Representatives of Great South Coast Councils met in Camperdown yesterday to formulate a regional response to the dairy crisis gripping the Victoria's south west.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:47

ICE Community Action Summit

The drug ICE continues to present problems to users, families, the courts and the community. Best practice from across the world indicates that a "whole-of-community" approach is needed to effectively tackle this issue.

Get involved in the prevention of violence agains women and children in the Great South Coast region

Want to know how a community can work collaboratively to create change?
Join this important professional development opportunity in our region - Collective Impact training presented by Beyond the Bell.
These low-cost sessions will be held in venues across the region during May. 
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:19

Beyond the Bell seeks funding boost

The Great South Coast Group's Beyond The Bell initiative needs $1.5-million over three years to implement its whole-community approach to improving the rate of young people completing year 12 or equivalent.

Local media personality Matty Stewart has been appointed Ambassador for the Great South Coast ICE Challenge.  

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:23

Regional call to save Warrnambool campus

The Chair of the region's peak body has called on the Federal Government to do all it can to ensure the Great South Coast retains a university campus.

The Great South Coast Group has today stepped up its campaign for a greater share of Port of Melbourne lease proceeds with personal representations to the Victorian Treasurer.

Friday, 23 October 2015 15:32

Summary of candidate priorities

A summary of the South West Coast and Polwarth candidate responses, when asked to outline their top priorities. 

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The poor state of our region's roads and our below par education outcomes are shaping up to be the hot issues in the forthcoming South West Coast and Polwarth by-elections.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:08

Calls for urgent action on port roads

"Broken" freight roads in the Greater Green Triangle region are putting a $15 billion export industry at risk, the region's peak advocacy body has warned.

The region's peak advocacy body has reaffirmed its commitment to having more passenger rail services between Geelong and Warrnambool.

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to make a substantial contribution to Victoria's Great South Coast Region.

Industry leaders, businesses, farmers and residents across south west Victoria are being invited to have their say on the draft Great South Coast Food and Fibre Action Plan.

A regional action plan to improve the Great South Coast’s education attainment rates has been released.

The Great South Coast Group is heading to the nation's capital this week to provide briefings to members of parliament on the key priorities for our region.

The Great South Coast Group has welcomed news of a $10 million funding boost for a key nature-based tourism project in the Grampians National Park.

Tell us why you love living in the Great South Coast region to WIN a Tastes and Sights of the Great South Coast experience!

Local employers are being urged to jump on board the Great Jobs initiative and register their employment vacancies for free!

The Great South Coast Group has met with Shadow Minister for Public Transport and Ports David Hodgett, along with member for South West Coast, Denis Napthine and Member for Western Victoria Joshua Morris, regarding the region's key priorities including passenger rail improvements.

Friday, 13 March 2015 13:11

Region vies for $1m national prize

Regional leaders will travel to Sydney next week in the hope of returning $1 million richer.

The Great South Coast region is rallying to make the most of global food opportunities with a new plan for industry-wide action.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:23

Board Elects a New Chair

Fresh Leadership for Peak Regional Advcoacy Body with Moyne Shire Council Mayor, Cr Colin Ryan, elected as the new Chair of the Great South Coast Board at its December meeting in Warrnambool.


The peak regional body for south west Victoria is set to usher in a new era with the resignation of current Chair, Chris O’Connor.

Friday, 28 November 2014 10:08

One million tourists can't be wrong

The Great South Coast Group welcomes the recent bi-partisan commitment for a significant nature based tourism trail, with both sides of Government announcing funding if elected.

Mayors from Councils along the Warrnambool to Geelong rail line welcomed today's Coalition election promise of increased passenger services on the line and called on Labor to match the commitment.

A Great South Coast initiative aimed at boosting this region's low education attainment rates has been shortlisted for a national $1 million program.

The Beyond the Bell project is one of 11 projects to have been shortlisted for The Search – a new program that aspires to address Australia's toughest social challenges.

Monday, 22 September 2014 15:03

Great Jobs website to be launched

A new and free to use employment website is now up and running and available for businesses to advertise any job vacancies they have now and in the future.

Monday, 13 October 2014 14:39

Businesses urged to register jobs

A new and free to use employment website is now up and running and available for businesses to advertise any job vacancies they have now and in the future.

Great South Coast businesses are urged to register their job vacancies www.great-jobs.com.au as the campaign is launched this week across Melbourne.

The Great South Coast Board has confirmed its support for a moratorium on exploration and extraction of coal seam gas in Victoria.

Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:51

Great South Coast Board positions vacant

Take on a leadership role for our region

The Great South Coast Group is our region's peak advocacy body. Charged with developing and delivering the Great South Coast Regional Strategic Plan, this independent body acts as a conduit between all tiers of Government.

Expressions of Interest are now sought for two of the four non-municipal Directorships currently available on the 10-person Board.

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