Boreham Park monorail expected back this week
BUNDABERG Regional Council says the monorail at Boreham Park has not been permanently removed, but has been removed for maintenance - which it says is unrelated to an incident which caused a girl's spine to be snapped.
Health and Regulatory Services portfolio spokesman Wayne Honor said the equipment had been removed for routine maintenance only.
"Approximately two weeks ago the car on the monorail was removed as part of routine maintenance," Cr Honor said.
"At no time was the safety and integrity of the car or the monorail in question."
At no time was the safety and integrity of the car or the monorail in question.
Cr Honor said gaps in the rail were expansion joints and were "necessary in all similar infrastructure such as train tracks, to allow for the metal to contract and expand with changes in temperature".
Cr Honor said council staff had been notified of the July monorail accident on August 21 this year and the family was provided with the relevant form required to provide the council with the base information to undertake an investigation.
He said the document had not yet been returned.
"Without further information regarding the July monorail accident, council has been unable to formally respond to the incident, however I can confirm that as part of council's internal processes a parks and gardens supervisor inspected the monorail immediately after receiving the complaint," he said.
"He found no vertical displacement of the joins and the monorail car was working as normal and did not have any faulty components.
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"As such the equipment was left in place to operate as usual until the requirement for routine maintenance necessitated its temporary removal."
Cr Honor said staff expected the monorail equipment would be reinstated this week.
He said the monorail was part of an approximate $275,000 refurbishment undertaken by the council in conjunction with Medicare Local.
"The completed upgrade has attracted wide community support as a quality asset within the parks and community recreation areas across our region," he said.