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A Friday Note - 22 May 2015

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all

More rain.



Risk and Assurance has now convened on level 6, 77 Grenfell Street, and is the first group under the new structure to surge ahead. Lots of moves, a morning tea and a positive approach from everyone involved in a new manner of working together. Well done to all.

Management appointments

The following managers have been appointed to DPTI’s leadership team:

  • Manager Rail Engineering and Rolling Stock, Phil Agnew
  • Manager Registration and Licensing Reform, Tim Harker


A lot of work goes into these meetings from many in this department and the efforts are appreciated.


The Government released the North-South Corridor 10 Year Delivery Strategy this week. Excellent work by all staff involved who worked very hard on this over many months.


National Reconciliation Week will be held next week (27 May to 3 June). Look out for the Kardi Munaintya tram, the wrap designed by DPTI’s Paul Herzich, which will be on the tracks from Sunday.


Well done to Belinda Halling, who has led the delivery of the department’s TravelSMART program, which wraps up next week. The program encourages people to use safer, greener and more active travel choices – it’s influenced approximately 570 households in Adelaide since February.

The overhead maintenance crew showed commitment to service late last week. They responded quickly to a network fault and worked through the night to rectify the power supply for trains to resume services the next morning.

More positive feedback from a rail passenger this week after great communication from the driver.


Next Wednesday we say farewell to Jodieann Dawe, who has assisted the department with the rejuvenation process through her roles as Acting Chief Operating Officer, Safety and Service and Executive Director, People and Business. We wish her all the best with her new role as National Manager, Research and Business Development with the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).

Have a good weekend.

Michael Deegan