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A Friday Note - 5 October 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

October is National Safe Work Month and DPTI is dedicated to spreading the safe-work message to all employees.

The roles undertaken by DPTI are diverse but in every case we believe that safety of staff and the community we serve should be our first priority.

There will be various National Safe Work Month activities throughout October and all staff are being encouraged to get involved and take the safety message on board.

Boating season begins

South Australia’s traditional boating season began last weekend and DPTI Marine Safety Officers are ready to increase the frequency of water-based patrols to monitor boating traffic.

Education is also high on their agenda to make sure boaters are up to speed with changes to lifejacket laws over the past 12 months.

Staff will be at the SA Boat & Fishing Show at Wayville from 26 to 28 October, providing boat licence exams and safety equipment advice, as well as creating the opportunity for boaters to chat with uniformed staff in an informal setting.

Visit the On Deck website for more boating information.

T2T staged opening

It was great to see Adelaide drivers enjoying the benefits of shorter travel times and increased safety after the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project opened to traffic last Saturday in the first part of a staged opening.

This important section of road completes another section of the North-South Corridor and is estimated to cut up to 10 minutes in travel time for drivers.

In line with the staged opening approach, northbound lanes will be temporarily closed to traffic over this weekend, and southbound lanes next weekend, to allow for finishing works.

Thanks to our staff and partners for their great work on this project.

Information session

More than 100 members of the local community attended a Community Information Session for the Flinders Link Project on Wednesday.

It was a great opportunity for the Flinders Link team to listen and provide more information about the project.

We look forward to continuing to work with the local community as the project progresses.

Digital Approvals tool

As part of the Digital Transformation Project, the Digital Approvals tool has been developed to support DPTI’s internal processes for all types of endorsements. This tool will replace the Outlook Approval form and the current email and paper processes.

Well done to all involved in the development and launch of this tool.

Flashback Friday

With football season just completed and cricket season on the way, it seems timely for Flashback Friday to visit Adelaide Oval. Here we see a  section of the crowd at a cricket match in 1918, with the iconic scoreboard in the background.

SLSA PRG 280/1/15/425

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive