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Position for Economic Growth

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing

  • Manufacturing

  • New and renewable energy

  • Tourism


Pillar Leader:

Ian-GibbIan Gibb 

Corangamite Shire Director Sustainable Development

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Pillar Group Members:

Amanda Hennessy - Leadership Great South Coast

Andrew Paton - Warrnambool City

Andrew Westlake - Midfield Meat Group

Anita Rank - Committee for Portland

Basil Ryan - WestVic Dairy

Bill Millard - Warrnambool City

Carolyn Wood - Independent Consultant

Cr Colin Ryan - PILLAR CHAMPION / Moyne Shire

Graeme Hanel - Dept Economic Development

Graeme Wines - Deakin University

Hamish Webb - Dept Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Hugh Koch - Southern Grampian Shire

Ian Gibb - PILLAR LEADER / Corangamite Shire

Jason Borg - Dept Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Karen Wales - South West TAFE

Ken Howell - South West TAFE

Linda French - Origin Energy

Lindsay Ferguson - Regional Development Victoria

Meredith McKinnon - South West Healthcare

Mike Weise - Industry consultant

Paula Doran - WestVic Dairy

Rob Duynhoven - South West TAFE

Roma Britnell - Industry consultant

Ross Martin - Dept Environment, Land, Water and Planning

David Turner - Industry consultant

Seona Taylor - RDV

Toni Jenkins - South West LLEN



Priority Projects small straight

Great South Coast Regional Strategic Plan 2014-19

The Great South Coast Group Inc. is charged with responsibility 
for rolling out the Regional Strategic Plan.

This plan provides a blueprint for the growth and evolution of our region.

The original plan, created in 2010, was updated in 2014 with the input of the Great South Coast Board, Pillars and a range of other stakeholders.


Great South Coast Major Projects Cumulative Impacts Study

The Great South Coast (GSC) Cumulative Impact Study 2011 has identified 60 major investment and development projects across the GSC region, equating to $11.6 billion dollars of investment. 

The individual projects identified all have their own challenges and rewards for the proponents and the communities spread across the GSC region. The Final Report details these major projects and the overall impacts for the region.

 Destination Management Plan


Great Ocean Road Destination Management Plan


Inquiry into agricultural education and training in Victoria


 Regional Trails Strategy

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RegionalEcoDevGuide-thumb copy   Regional Economic Development Guide

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