Lee Troop video message to Rory Wilson Auction Diners

On 25th October there was a Dinner (SOLD OUT) sponsored by Bellarine Estate Winery to conclude an online Auction of items donated and sponsored by local generous supporters of the Rory Wilson Future Fund.

The auction raised a considerable sum for donation to the Rory Wilson Future Fund.

Lee Troop's tracksuit Lee Troop's 2nd tracksuit

Lee Troop donated his treasured Sydney Games Uniform and recorded a heart-warming video [HERE] message to Rory and all attendees where he relates Rory’s influence on his career over some 35 years.
A must watch and listen to video from one of our world class sporting champions.

Click below to view video.


to the winning bidder for my 2000 Sydney Olympic Uniform but more importantly for contributing to the Rory Wilson Fundraising event.

As I stated in the video clip, the uniform is priceless to me and to be able to donate something of great personal value for this event is what is most important to me.

The uniform has no faults, has not been worn outside of the Olympic Games back in 2000, and was the uniform that all Australian athletes, who medalled and had the honour of standing on the medal dais, wore at those Olympics.

Again, my sincere congratulations and gratitude for enabling me to be part of this very special experience.

Cheers,     Lee Troop

The uniform was purchased at the Fundraising Dinner Auction, but the new owner has generously  re-donated the uniform back to the Rory Wilson fund who are auctioning it again on ebay and Gumtree here:

BELLARINE 2050 Our Place Our Future / Forum 3

On 18th October, at Suma Park, the Committee for Bellarine will conduct the next and third of its
Bellarine 2050 Our Place Our Future forums, commencing 9.00 am
with guest speaker Brendan McCartney / Coach AFL Bulldogs, to be followed by a series of managed workshops, and lunch at 12.30pm with a keynote guest speaker.
The program focus will be on the key elements that define great leadership and in turn a level of confidence, within the community, for the future of The Bellarine, that the unwavering vision and skills of great leadership can provide.
In line with the previous two, this forum will attract those active community members with a genuine interest in the future of The Bellarine, along with an appropriate mix of local, State and Federal Government members and staff.
For further information, the outcomes from the previous two forums are available via the website along with further information of the Forum 3 program as it becomes available.
Suma Park Conference Centre & Homestead.
2135 Bellarine Hwy, Queenscliff VIC 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 3507  ·

2012 July Forum 2 on future of Bellarine

2012 Bellarine 2050,


Forum 2 on the future of the Bellarine Peninsula


A BLUEPRINT for the future development of the Bellarine Peninsula will move a step closer to completion this week.

A forum on Friday, 4th July 2012 at the Clifton Springs Golf Club, hosted by the Committee for Bellarine, is the second phase in the drafting of the Bellarine 2050 Masterplan.

 DSC_0813-smlMLC Western Victoria: Simon Ramsay


Tom O'Connor Working For Coryule

Tom O’Connor


Committee executive director Tom O’Connor said forecasts of a population explosion on the Bellarine has added urgency to the drafting of a master plan.

The plan will detail a wide range of complex social, industrial and administrative challenges associated with the effects of future growth.

He said Bureau of Statistics projections show 140,000 people almost treble the current number will call the Peninsula home by 2050. The masterplan will examine how the various residential, industrial, education and recreational issues should be identified and dealt with.

Those attending the forum will include business and community leaders, local councillors, police and emergency services and members of community organisations.

Mr O’Connor said his group would also meet with experts from Marcus Oldham College to discuss future employment strategies.

“We need to develop job opportunities linked to the many strengths of the Bellarine,” Mr O’Connor said.

“It is important we recognise and preserve the natural resources of the peninsula and the offshore potential.”

He said the employment potential of the equine, agriculture and aquaculture sectors would be high on the agenda.

The committee is also due to meet with Planning Minister Matthew Guy later this week.

“We will be looking at the urban design framework as it applies to the various towns on the Bellarine,” Mr O’Connor said.

“The future requirements for retail and service industries, public transport and roads will form the basis of that discussion.”


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

Director, Material Thinking: Professor Paul Carter


Among the expert key note speakers due to address the forum is urban design consultant Professor Paul Carter.

CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

CEO Avalon Airport: Justin Giddings


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

Chairman Elms Partners: Laurence Elms


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

Acting MC: John Rae


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

MLC Western Victoria: Simon Ramsay


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

Head of Deakin, School of Architecture & Building: Professor Hisham Elkadi

CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012


CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012



 CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012

CfB 2050 Seminar 6-7-2012



CfB EVENTS Calendar

 Committee for Bellarine

events schedule calendar

The Committee for Bellarine is an organisation dedicated to The Bellarine by pursuing and encouraging a sustainable approach to growth.  

Please see our current planned events and schedule for meetings below. If your browser does not display the calendar please go to the Forum Calendar Page here: