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A Friday Note - 31 August 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

It’s Royal Adelaide Show time and DPTI staff are already in action, staffing stands at the showground.

This is a great opportunity for us to show the important work we do and to let the public see what we’re moving towards.

Our public transport services also provide additional services for show goers over the next 10 days and we appreciate the extra effort by everyone involved.

You can find DPTI at stall H62 (pictured below) in the Jubilee Pavilion.

High-tea fundraiser

It was great to see the Development Division holding a fundraising morning high tea for Daffodil Day last Friday.

A call went out to all the bakers in the division and the response was overwhelming, as you can see in the photo below.

They raised more than $600, a fantastic effort.

Making a difference

The gift of reading is one of the greatest we can give to our young people.

Research has shown that just 35% of indigenous children in remote communities reach minimum reading standard by Year 5, compared to 95% of non-indigenous children in major cities.

Your gift of new or as new-condition books can make a real difference to the lives and future prospects of young indigenous children in remote communities.

Our department is aiming to collect 1000 books to donate directly to Aboriginal children in regional early learning centres to support National Indigenous Literacy Day, which falls on 5 September.

Successful move

The Darlington Upgrade Project completed another significant milestone last weekend, successfully moving into place a 3000-tonne, 180m long bridge on Main South Road, over the Southern Expressway.

The bridge was built off site and was transported into position using Self-Propelled Modular Transporters, with the successful move finishing ahead of schedule.

Watch the time-lapses to see how the weekend unfolded.

GIS showcase

On Wednesday the Customer and Information Services GIS team held an across-agency event to showcase the Location SA service managed by DPTI and highlight the innovative technologies that have recently been implemented.

The event was well attended by many staff from agencies who rely on Geospatial data and generated an overwhelmingly positive feedback for the innovative services provided and the world-leading use of cloud technology.

Cloud provider Amazon Web Services and GIS Mapping software supplier ESRI also presented.

O-Bahn award

The O-Bahn City Access Project will compete in the national finals of the Civil Contractors Federation annual Earth Awards after winning the South Australian “Value over $75 million” category this month.

Congratulations to the many people involved in this project’s highly successful journey, which has provided significant benefits to both O-Bahn passengers and also motorists on the busy Inner Ring Route.

Flashback Friday

Today’s Flashback Friday shows an old-style train and well-dressed crowd at the railway station at the showground, Wayville, in 1938.

SLSA B 7798/496

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive