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A Friday Note - 04 August 2017

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Be especially careful on the roads this weekend, with more wet weather forecast around the State. For those going to football fields or netball courts, rug up.


Our rail infrastructure management and maintenance teams showed a great commitment, with all staff undertaking a safety day. They heard from a range of guest speakers, with an especially powerful message from James Wood, who became a paraplegic after a simple workplace injury.
Thanks to our staff who were involved in developing a workable solution to improve safety on the South Eastern Freeway – announced by Minister Mullighan last week – including Gary Hutchinson, Marko Klobas, Sue Rudall, Cane Goldsworthy, Jenna Phillips-Wilkinson, plus all in Jeremy Conway’s team.
As of midnight on Thursday, August 3 there had been 54 fatalities on South Australian roads so far this year.


As a department we are embarking on an exciting and progressive way to deliver our road, rail and building projects as well as maintenance programs.
By modernising our procurement practices and collaborating more closely with industry, we’re aiming to deliver works more quickly and efficiently, as well as encouraging more work for South Australian workers and businesses.
We’ve had an excellent response from the industry, with around 350 people attending a briefing session on Thursday (pictured below). The presentation can be found here. We also outlined DPTI’s Forward Work Plan 2021 which sets out our major programs of work until 2021.

This new way of delivering works will present exciting opportunities for our people. We’re looking for staff from all levels across the department with the skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make this succeed.


Congratulations to Inclusive Sport SA, which won the prestigious National Sports Award for Marketing and Communications for their Humans of Sport in SA social media campaign at the National Sport Convention in Melbourne.
Developed with funding from the Office of Recreation and Sport, the campaign shared motivating stories about South Australian athletes who inspire a sense of unity, strength, inclusion and respect.
Ilia Houridis, Director, Facility Development and Infrastructure at ORS presented two sessions.


Positive feedback for one of our traffic management workers on the Darlington project, who was seen to go out of his way to assist a member of the public. “I thought this was excellent customer service … and he treated her kindly”.
Cameron MacLeod received a personal thanks from the Port Lincoln Mayor for his work and commitment in our property area. Well done.


Today’s Flashback Friday photo is of a bus in the city in the 1950s.

Have a good weekend

Michael Deegan