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A Friday Note - 23 February 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Hot in the north of the State, but much cooler in the south


As of midnight on Thursday, February 22 there had been eight fatalities on South Australian roads so far this year.


Well done to all who worked through the night to swiftly get tram services back up and running after a tree fell across the line overnight. Our rail maintenance team safely and quickly repaired the significant impacts to the line and Sam Brown and her team also worked through the night to ensure alternative arrangements were in place for our tram customers by early morning, as well as signs and staff at affected stations.


The TrackSAFE and R U OK? Foundations have been taking “Quentin the Question Mark” to rail industry groups throughout the country, and our department hopped on board during the week.

Our Mile End Signal, Mile End Routine Maintenance, Glengowrie Tram Depot and ARS Operations groups took part in the national rail “Conversation Convoy” which prompted wellbeing discussions in our rail groups.


The bridge leading into the Yankalilla Memorial Park has received a $175,000 upgrade after receiving a Residents Win grant. The upgrade will improve safety by providing a separate path for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as ample space for two-way vehicle movement.

The Yankalilla Memorial Park hosts seven different sporting clubs and is regularly used by up to 5000 people at individual sporting and community events.


Today’s Flashback Friday photo is of Adelaide’s CBD 90 years ago, in 1928.

SLSA B/4998

Have a good weekend,

Michael Deegan