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A Friday Note - 29 January 2016

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Our department supports and promotes the availability of flexible working arrangements for all employees, including executives, subject to organisational requirements. Maintaining a good work / life balance is important and if you want to find out more please speak to your manager.


With the first school term for 2016 starting next week a campaign is underway to remind motorists to slow down and watch out for children in school zones, and that a 25 km/h speed limit also applies at school crossings when the lights are flashing and when passing a school bus that has stopped to pick up or drop off children.

We all need to be extra vigilant when driving around school zones, and our road safety and traffic management areas will be working to ensure motorists are aware of their responsibilities.


We take the protective security of our people, physical assets, personnel, customers, resources and information very seriously.

Our risk and assurance section under the people and business division oversees portfolio protective security policy and arrangements, to enable secure workplaces and environments for our people and visitors, in collaboration with other key sections. For key contacts and information please click here.


Anna Bartel, a pavement materials engineer in our pavement engineering unit, won a student excellence Award from the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education after undertaking the training course Fundamentals of Road Construction in 2015.

Anna undertook the course to increase her understanding of the road engineering and road construction industry, which she feels has helped greatly, as she only started with the department around 18 months ago after previously working in private consulting.


Do you have an idea for a positive change you can make within your workgroup to improve your day to day business?

In the spirit of the New Year, I encourage you all to look for and implement ‘quick wins’ within your business.

For more information on quick wins and how to transform your ideas into positive change for your section and the department visit the Reform Team page.

Have a good weekend

Michael Deegan