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A Friday Note - 6 April 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Our department continues to work closely with Minister Knoll to provide information and briefings on major projects and strategic initiatives of our department. Thank you to all who have contributed to briefings - your efforts are greatly appreciated.

In the coming weeks, Minister Knoll will have further meetings with key areas of our department, as well as external stakeholders.

It is likely these will result in more enquiries for information, giving us the chance to further demonstrate the breadth of our role and the services we provide the community.


Rail R U OK? Day

Next Thursday (April 12) is Rail R U OK? Day, an industry-wide event focusing on engaging rail staff in conversations about their emotional wellbeing by prompting them to ask and answer one simple question: are you ok?

For more information, visit the TrackSAFE Foundation website here.


This week, our department was part of a joint operation with SA Police and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator inspectors to check heavy vehicles and their drivers at Dry Creek.

Around 60 vehicles were tested, with 27 receiving defects for issues including brake, suspension and chassis faults. SAPOL also reported four drivers tested positive for drugs.

This is an area that continues to need vigilance and thorough checking and it was pleasing to see our department working collaboratively with other agencies in this space.


Flashback Friday

Thanks to Mick Lorenz for sending in this week’s Flashback Friday photo. It is of the last steam passenger train arriving in the Port Pirie main street in July 1967, taken by long-time Port Pirie Recorder photographer Des Parker.

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive