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A Friday Note - 27 April 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Soldiers march in the Adelaide Anzac Day Parade, 2018
Photo courtesy of Department of Defence

Dear all,

Thanks to all our staff who worked to provide extra transport services for patrons on Anzac Day.  This includes staff working on the tram project, moving from an active worksite to providing safe access for the public joining commemorative activities.

Our Traffic Management Centre ensured smooth progress for motorists while our public transport operational and frontline staff delivered for early and additional public transport services.

Planning reform

DPTI Planning Reform has released a new video on the Accredited Professionals scheme for the planning and building surveying professions.

The video highlights the importance and benefits of the new scheme and what a successful scheme will look like from the perspective of SA’s Young Planner of the Year, Metro and Regional planners and other respected professionals in our planning community.

For further information on the Accredited Professionals Scheme, please visit the SA Planning Portal.

Future leaders

Nominations are now open for participants for the Australasian Railway Association’s Future Leaders Program, 2018.

To be eligible, applicants must have at least five years’ experience in rail, with an intention to stay in the industry; preferably be aged 35 or under; be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand and be directly engaged in the rail industry in Australia or New Zealand.

To express your interest in representing DPTI, please email Rob Stopp by 11 May 2018.

An image from the Future Leaderr promotions, showing participants gathered together in a group.

North-South Corridor tour

Earlier this week Minister Knoll joined our Chief Officers on a tour of the  North-South Corridor projects sites, starting at the Northern Connector.

He was also welcomed by staff at Torrens Rail Junction, Torrens Road to River Torrens and Darlington Projects.

The tour gave the Minister insight into project progress, major milestones and  the complexities of each project as we progress the 78 km corridor running between Gawler and Old Noarlunga.

Minister Knoll with DPTI staff

Flashback Friday

Thanks to Amy Vanner, Archivist Information Management, for sending in this week’s Flashback Friday photo. It is the front cover of the “Highway” magazine (March-April 1968).

The description in the magazine reads: “Our cover shows the new wing of the Highways and Local Government Department Central Administration building at Walkerville being topped ... The practice of erecting a tree or garland on the roof of a new building has been observed in Germany for hundreds of years and was introduced into Australia in recent years. Superstition has it that this makes the building a happy one and that is a good omen for all working on it”.

No mention of the gentleman swinging on the crane, however.

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive