‘Worst phone call I ever received as Premier’
SENIOR supervisors and park managers are among those expected to give evidence when an inquest into the Dreamworld tragedy resumes today.
The inquest into the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi will resume for two weeks at the Southport Coroners Court.
The four tourists died when the Thunder River Rapids Ride malfunctioned at the Gold Coast theme park in October 2016.
The first two weeks of the inquest in June heard from ride supervisors and engineers who either worked at the park on the day of the tragedy or in the days preceding the event.
The second portion of the inquest is expected to hear from more senior park management, including those in charge of engineering, maintenance and policy.
Dreamworld general manager Troy Margetts is expected to be called to give evidence during the two-week window.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she expected some "shocking" details would come out during the second part of the inquest.
"I know the worst phone call I have ever received as Premier was when the police commissioner rang to tell me about this tragedy," she told Today this morning.
She acknowledged the tragedy had a negative effect on theme park visitor numbers, but said she was confident the industry would recover.
"It is up to all of the theme parks to assure the public that their safety is up to standard," she said.
"So will they recover? Absolutely.
"I mean it is part of the life and blood of the Gold Coast, but it is going to take some time."