Safety changes given to Dreamworld probe

Stuart Layt

The Queensland government says the introduction of tough new safety rules for theme parks won't interfere with the coronial inquest into the death of four people at Dreamworld in 2016.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace told a state budget estimates hearing on Thursday the reforms would be passed before the end of the year.

Ms Grace said the proposed reforms would be passed to the Queensland coroner as well.

"If there are any further recommendations that come from the inquest we will ensure that we will incorporate those," Ms Grace said.

Mandatory training for ride operators and the development of detailed safety plans will be enforced under the proposed changes.

Ms Grace said major inspections would be undertaken on rides in addition to existing requirements.

Ride operators who zigzag across the country for local shows will also fall under the new rules.

Workplace health and safety officers are preparing for a full audit of all 34 rides at Brisbane's Ekka show, which starts later this month, followed by an audit of all theme parks across the state.