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A Friday Note - 12 May 2017

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Crisp, cold mornings and sunny days this week


Rail R U OK?Day was a couple of weeks ago, however please keep this message front of mind every day. An incident this week on the Grange train line reminds us how important it is to ask your colleagues “are you ok?” regularly. It’s only three words, but it could have a huge impact on your colleague, family member or friend.
As of midnight on Thursday, 11 May there had been 30 fatalities on South Australian roads this year.


Thanks to Organisation Development and Culture’s Shannon Fewings-Hall and her team of volunteers, who flew the flag for our department at the Societies of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science Industry night at the University of Adelaide.
Around 100 students visited the stall, enquiring about the Graduate Program, Undergraduate Vacation Employment Program, internships and general employment opportunities at DPTI.
Pictured below are (left to right) Graduate Engineer Mohammad Rezaee, Technical Officer Hannah Watchman, Undergraduate Vacation Employment Program participant Rayan Kaddoura and Graduate Engineers Peter Du and  Sun Park.


Our department continues to work collaboratively with local businesses at the successful ‘Meet the Buyer’ events, which are helping to open doors to public sector procurement for SA businesses.
As the Office of the Industry Advocate noted: “The continued success of these events is largely due to the support received by the various State Government Agencies and the representatives who attend to discuss procurement opportunities and build on their agency’s market awareness….thank you for your attendance and continued commitment to these events.”
Well done to Denise Hatzi, supported by Derek Cruickshank, James MacDonald and Sally Katianos, for their work on these events.


Our Safety and Service Division is playing its part to reduce red tape. From this week, they have uploaded their road works standards documentation to be downloaded for free instead of printing hard copies. The link is here under the heading Workzone Traffic management.


Our Flashback Friday photo this week is of Main South Road, O’Halloran Hill in the 1920s.

Have a good weekend

Michael Deegan

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