Wide Bay Burnett Region Engagement Committee


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.


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.


Mr Tomas O’Malley (Chair)
Architect, Tomas O’Malley Architect

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

Mrs Beth Whitworth (Secretary)
Senior Campus Administrator, Bundaberg Campus, CQUniversity

Dr Robyn Minchinton
Deputy Chancellor, Council Member, CQUniversity

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

Ms Karen McCord
Principal, Bundaberg State High School

Mr Corrie McColl
Centre Manager, Bundaberg District Neighbourhood Centre

Mr Rod Ainsworth
Manager, Moncrieff Theatre

Ms Trish Mears
Manager Marketing, Communications & Events, Best Practice Software

Mr Paul Sterling
Principal, Bundaberg Christian College

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

Mr Peter Manson
Engineering Industry representative

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

Mrs Melissa Nunn
Business Coordinator Bundaberg Campus, CQUniversity

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