Review into death

Bryce Soraru has won his way to Gallipoli for Anzac Day.
Bryce Soraru has won his way to Gallipoli for Anzac Day.

Measures implemented after the death of a Girrawheen woman in 2011 failed to prevent the death of the tourist on February 17 this year.

The Department of Environment and Conservation’s post-incident review found all risk signs were in place and legible at the time the man died. The report said measures implemented following the death in 2011 were in place when the February 17 death occurred.

These measures included limiting visiting time to just half an hour for people attending the falls area in peak periods, blocking off the falls carpark on weekends so people can only park in the picnic area, and extra security cameras to deter risky behaviour.

Extra DEC staff members were rostered on weekends and peak periods and the entry gate closed when the park reached capacity.

Last Wednesday, a DEC spokesman said the most recent report recommended these measures be reviewed.

The department should investigate the possible classification of the cliffs as a prohibited area under Section 62 of the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984.

The report also recommended signs still legible despite graffiti be replaced immediately. These signs were replaced on February 20.

The review said the rostering of extra staff should continue for the rest of summer and into early autumn.