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Sustain our natural assets

Sustain our natural assets

  • Natural resources

  • Climate change impacts

  • Settlements and land use


Pillar Leader:


Geoff Rollinson

Geoff Rollinson

Heytesbury & District Landcare Network Coordinator 


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Pillar Group Members:

Adam Smith - Glenelg Shire

Amy Leith - Sustainability Victoria

Anita Rank - Committee for Portland

Bart Gane - Regional Development Victoria

Belinda Bennett - Corangamite Shire

Cr Chris O'Connor - Board Director

Colin Dunkley - PILLAR CHAMPION / Board Director

Cr Colin Ryan - Chair, Great South Coast Group

Damein Bell - Gundidj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corp

Dr David Francis - Deakin University

Dora Novak - Colac Otway Shire

Gavan Mathieson - Corangamite CMA

Garry Peterson - Dept Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Geoff Rollinson - CHAIR / Heytesbury Landcare


Jenni Coutts - Great South Coast Group

Karen Foster - Great South Coast Group

Kristyn McCaskill - Warrnambool City

Linda Kelly - Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Mary Johnson - RMIT Hamilton

Michael McCarthy - Southern Grampians Shire

Nick Renyard - Corangamite CMA

Robert Gibson - Moyne Shire

Seona Taylor - RDV



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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.

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The Priorities Direction Statement 2010-2012 

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the South West

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The Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Program (VCCAP)

Final Project Report


Regional Trails Strategy

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Terms of Reference (1.6MB)


Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy (6mb)



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