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A Friday Note - 23 March 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

The new State Cabinet was sworn in yesterday, with the Hon Stephan Knoll, MP, sworn in as Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, as well as Minister for Planning. The Hon. Corey Wingard, MP, has been sworn in as the Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services, Recreation and Sport and Racing.

I have met with Minister Knoll, who is excited to be a part of this portfolio and implement the new government’s policies.  Minister Wingard’s office has also been in contact and we anticipate meeting soon.

Reporting arrangements to support the new Ministerial arrangements are being worked through with the respective offices.  I will continue to provide updates as I get them. 

For those interested in the detail – the following link provides access to yesterday’s government gazette.


Kilkenny Primary School received a Residents Win grant for $13,840 to help address issues of speeding in the streets surrounding the school.

Two murals were painted, one on Jane Street and the other on Blanford Street, West Croydon, to slow traffic by reminding motorists of the local school community and the children actively travelling to school.

The project will also measure vehicle speeds before and after the installation to determine the effect the impact of the murals.


On Tuesday, his Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, toured our Traffic Management Centre.

The staff there were able to give his Excellency an insight into how they keep traffic moving smoothly through our CBD and suburbs, responding in real time to traffic situations as they occur.

The Governor of South Australia, his Excellency the Honourable Hiue Van Le AC at the Traffic Management Centre with Judith Formston, Anne Alford and Michael Southern.


A partnership between DPTI’s Way2Go program, Norwood Primary School and Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council is encouraging more students to walk, ride and scooter to school, easing congestion and creating a safer school precinct.

Students mapped out the most common routes to school and then worked with a local artist to design and make mosaic tiles. Council then embedded the mosaics in the footpaths on the most popular routes to school. See here.

To learn more about the project from the students, teachers and artist involved click here.


On Friday 9 March 2018, 10 DPTI staff joined around 2700 other people to attend the Adelaide International Women's Day Breakfast.

The event was hosted by federal Senator, the Hon Penny Wong, with guest speaker Tanya Hosch from the AFL.

Senator Wong spoke of the importance of men and women working together either at work or home, to continue to strive for parity.

Ms Hosch is the AFL's most senior indigenous executive and talked of sport as a powerful vehicle for social change and how we have a responsibility to play our part, an example being the introduction of AFL Women's as an exciting development for equality.

From left to right (top to bottom): Eric Cook; Sharna Anderson; Shane Jaensch; Piero Sparapani; Aaron Mitchell; Nicole Hughes; Kim Tan; Janelle Sollitto; Shona Gordon and Emily Howard.


Today’s Flashback Friday photo, tweeted by State Records of SA, is of the Adelaide Railway Station concourse around 1928.

The Friday Note has been well received and I intend to keep it going each week.

Have a good weekend,

Julienne TePohe