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    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Dreamworld safety audits complete

    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Dreamworld safety audits complete

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors have completed their safety audits of every amusement ride at Dreamworld. 

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said Dreamworld had cooperated fully with the audit teams. 

    “WHSQ has issued seven improvement notices to Dreamworld along with three prohibition notices,” she said. 

    “None of the notices relates to guest safety – they’re focused on the safety of staff and maintenance workers. 

    “I welcome Dreamworld’s commitment to comply with these notices in full before re-opening. 

    “No amusement ride at Dreamworld will open unless it’s 100 per cent safe.” 

    Ms Grace said last month’s tragic events which claimed the lives of four tourists marked a turning point for Dreamworld. 

    “I’ve been encouraged in my meetings with Dreamworld management that the park is ready to move forward towards re-opening,” she said. 

    “Dreamworld is committed to robust safety systems and procedures and they’ve engaged international amusement device inspection specialists to oversee the re-opening, and I welcome this. 

    Ms Grace said to date 65 audits had been completed at Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Movieworld and Wet‘n’Wild.  

    “Audits of amusement rides at Seaworld, Aussie World and Australia Zoo are ongoing and will be completed by the end of November. 

    “These audits are about assuring theme park visitors and ensuring public confidence in Queensland’s prime tourism attractions ahead of the busy Christmas holiday season.”

    Media Contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548