My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of those whose lives were tragically lost at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast yesterday.
This event has shocked our city, our state and our country.
The Gold Coast has long been a destination for families and thrill-seekers – we are, after all, ‘Famous for Fun’.
The heartbreak of this incident will be felt for a long time, and it’s important now we come together as a city and support those in need.
Our thoughts are with the staff at Dreamworld and the emergency services personnel who attended the scene yesterday, along with anyone personally affected by this tragedy.
A thorough investigation has commenced. I am confident the Queensland Police Service will work with all parties involved to determine the cause of this accident, and help to ensure a situation like this doesn’t happen again.
I would urge visitors and potential visitors to continue to support the Gold Coast as we recover and rebuild from this terrible day.