Wide Bay Burnett Region Engagement Committee

Focus Areas

Collaboration with Neighbouring RECs

  • Chair discussing opportunities for collaboration with Chairs of Sunshine Coast and Gladstone Region Engagement Committees.

Student Accommodation

  • Working group formed to identify potential partnerships to develop viable and flexible accommodation options in the Bundaberg Region.

Taught Provision

  • Members providing input, based on engagement with local high schools and industry, into planning for new taught provision on Bundaberg campus.

Future Focus Areas

Engagement / TEDx Event

  • Working group will coordinate the delivery of a major engagement activity/conference in 2019.

Campus Site Development / Hospital Co-location

  • Working group will work with the Queensland Department of Health to inform the planning for the new hospital location. An approach from Mercy Healthcare suggests that this will also incorporate liaison around a public/private partnership.

Taught Provision

  • Working group will look at opportunities presented by the proposed hospital co-location as well as continuing to assess other local need to inform additional taught provision on the Bundaberg campus.


Ms Bree Grima (Chair)
Managing Director, Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

Mr Luke Sinclair (Deputy Chair)
Associate Vice-Chancellor (Wide Bay Burnett Region), CQUniversity

Ms Rebecca Ballantyne (Secretary)
Senior Campus Administrator, Bundaberg Campus, CQUniversity

Dr Robyn Minchinton
Deputy Chancellor, Council Member, CQUniversity

Mr Tomas O’Malley
Architect, Tomas O’Malley Architect

Mr Adrian Pennington
Chief Executive Officer, Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service

Ms Karen McCord
Principal, Bundaberg State High School

Mr Rod Ainsworth
Manager, Moncrieff Theatre

Mr Paul Sterling
Principal, Bundaberg Christian College

Mr Gavin Steele
General Manager Community & Environment, Bundaberg Regional Council

Mr Peter Manson
Engineering Industry representative

Ms Karena Menzie-Ballantyne
Lecturer Education, School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity

Ms Jocelyn Sticklen
Manager, Corporate Communications, CQUniversity

Mr John McLean
CEO and Managing Director, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Mr Benjamin Brown
Engineer, RMA Engineers

Mr Gerard Carlyon
Director Development and Community, Fraser Coast Regional Council

Mr Craig Hodges
Chief Operating Officer, Best Practice Software Group of Companies

Mr Robert McLellan
Cultural Support Facilitator, Stepping Black Indigenous Corporation Australia

Mrs Tarina Gordon
Senior Marketing Officer, Inbound Marketing, CQUniversity