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A Friday Note - 3 June 2016

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all

I have been really impressed by the positive staff response to our continued efforts to collectively address safety.  While many think regular safety walks are for field and site staff, it is just as important that we are also actively pursuing safety issues for office staff.  In Whyalla, for example, the redbacks in the storage shed are being resolved.  Trip hazards, electrical leads, fire extinguishers etc. all need to be monitored regularly. 


Hundreds of local job opportunities have been secured on the Northern Connector Project, particularly for displaced automotive workers. Newly-appointed major contractor Lendlease will establish NorthHub; an employment, skills and training centre to assist in filling some of the 480 positions created on average each year for this project alone.  Creating jobs is paramount to what we do in the community.

Together with all of our other projects, including Torrens to Torrens, Darlington and Flinders Link, and the O-Bahn extension, we’re stimulating the economy managing a portfolio worth more than $6.5 billion.

This week also saw the Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment mark a visual milestone, with the completion of glazing on the northern side of the East Building. The views are stunning.


Our world-leading traffic app addinsight continues to go from strength to strength. Feedback has been tremendous and the team is considering technical tweaks such as landscape mode, rotating map to direction of travel, more support for tablets, addition of suburb names to spoken alerts and more battery savings on android.  If you have suggestions or notice any glitches, email


The DPTI Library is hosting its third lunchtime seminar for the year later this month to coincide with Men’s Health Week.



As Reconciliation Week draws to a close, it is a time to reflect and look to the future. Today marks the launch of DPTI’s Commitment to Reconciliation which is being signed by department chiefs to reaffirm our commitment to equality and unity. A highlight of late has been seeing our Emu Dreaming tram making tracks across the city.



A first time passenger on one of our buses has showered praise on our public transport system after experiencing quality service from all involved this week – keep up the great work!

Have a good weekend

Michael Deegan