Dreamworld inquest findings to be handed down this month

More than a year since an inquest wrapped up, the Coroner has confirmed he will deliver his long-awaited findings into the Dreamworld tragedy later this month.

Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother, Luke Dorsett, and his partner, Roozi Araghi were killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride in October 2016.

Six weeks of evidence into the tragedy was heard over four sittings during 2018.


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The findings will be handed down by Coroner James McDougall on February 24.

The inquest heard the ride had broken down twice on the morning of the tragedy and that there was confusion among ride operators about safety procedures.

Maintenance at the theme park also came under scrutiny.

The State Government preempted the findings by implementing tough new regulations for theme parks and amusement rides in the wake of the tragedy.

Rides must undergo major inspections by qualified engineers compulsory every ten years.

Training of ride operators has also been improved and theme park owners will be forced to properly record inspections, maintenance and operator competency.