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A Friday Note - 24 November 2017

Dear all,

Plenty of rain throughout the state this week.

SAFETY

It’s been another tough week on our roads this week. Please take extra caution as we head towards the festive season.

As of midnight on Thursday, November 23, there had been 92 fatalities on South Australian roads so far this year.

COMPLIANCE OFFICERS

Well done to Compliance Officers Agostino Franze and Andrew Di Blasio, whose quick thinking and collaboration with SAPOL led to a heavy vehicle driver being intercepted by police and allegedly testing positive to methamphetamine. He was also booked for failing to carry a work diary, having driven from Melbourne to Adelaide in the previous 12 hours and failing to make any records of his journey.

EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC VALUES

It was an honour to be on hand with former Liberal Premier and now Primary Producers SA Chairman Rob Kerin and PIRSA chief executive Scott Ashby as the 90-Day Transport Project was recognised as a finalist in the Premier’s Public Values Award.

DPTI partnered with PIRSA and PPSA on the project, which collaborates closely with industry and stakeholders to identify ways to improve access for heavy vehicles and agricultural machinery and reduce transport costs for primary producers. It is estimated to have delivered $56 million in economic benefits so far.

Well done to Mike Wilde, Carlo Anzellotti, Angela Slagter, Mark Hennessy and teams.

SERVICE RECOGNITION

Congratulations to the team at Glengowrie Tram Maintenance who have celebrated some major team milestones.

Wayne Jones retired following 43 years of service and service awards were presented to Jude Lobow (36 years), Theo Theodossi (31 years) and Steve Thompson (28 years).  A fantastic achievement in keeping our trams on the tracks.

Steve Thompson, Theo Theodossi, Jude Lobow and Wayne Jones Steve Thompson, Theo Theodossi, Jude Lobow and Wayne Jones

CHRISTMAS CHEER

It was great to see our DPTI team in action at the Christmas Pageant last weekend. They certainly were a hit as Toby Toy Truck.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

Today’s Flashback Friday photo is of a new and old book stall on the corner of Gouger and King William Streets in 1941.

State Library of SA B/10517

Have a good weekend,
Michael Deegan