Dreamworld have today announced plans to “permanently decommission” the Thunder River Rapid Ride which killed four people last month.
Parent company Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas says the decision is out of respect for the families affected by the tragedy.
“Out of respect for the memories of Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, and their deeply affected families, the ride will be permanently decommissioned,” Ms Thomas said in a ststament said.
“The closure of the ride is the only respectful and appropriate course of action.”
Ardent have also appointed an independent engineering firm to review the park’s – and its sister park Whitewater World – safety and operating systems.
“No ride at Dreamworld will operate until the Workplace Health and Safety Audit has been completed and unless it passes the multi-level internal review process,” Ms Thomas added.
The company also says they planned to consult the families over a "living memorial" using the floral tributes and cards left at the park following the tragic incident.
The park remains closed, however Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson is expected to make an announcement about a possible re-opening date this afternoon.