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A Friday Note - 6 July 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

Next week marks the important occasion of NAIDOC Week, which is supported and embraced across DPTI.

DPTI staff are invited to participate in NAIDOC celebrations as they are held from 8 to 15 July, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This year’s theme – Because of Her We Can – acknowledges the important role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

All DPTI employees are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Marches in the city and regional areas..

Footy Express

Our efforts to encourage the use of public transport on AFL match days have proven a great success so far this year.

The Footy Express program, run in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission, offers free travel on public transport to and from Adelaide for match ticket holders.

So far we have achieved 50% or more of game attendees using public transport over the first 16 rounds of the competition. This is the best result since the program began.

In two games, usage hit the 60% mark, which is an outstanding result.

Congratulations to all involved in implementing the scheme and delivering the message so effectively.

Registrar appointment

Congratulations to Emma Kokar on her appointment as the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and to Clare Heathcote, who joins Stuart Gilbert as a Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

DPTI Ninja Warrior

DPTI will be represented in the TV show Ninja Warrior next week, with Rail Operations Controller Gavin Baust flying the flag as the “Not so Fat Controller”.

It’s great to see one of our own mixing it with some of the fittest people in Australia.

Gavin is staying tight-lipped about the result, so we’ll have to tune in next Tuesday night to find out how he goes. Keep an  eye on the news section of the intranet for an update next week.

Room commissioned

The Kardi Munaintya (Emu Dreaming) meeting room on the Ground Floor of 50 Flinders Street has been commissioned for use by the Planning Division.

A new window decal, designed by DPTI’s Paul Herzich (Aboriginal Landscape Architect and Visual Artist), representing emu footprints and the name of the South Australian Aboriginal Nations, has been installed on the windows facing the foyer.

The room is also available for other departments to host stakeholder workshops and meetings as well as public events such as launches and information sessions.

Please email Development and Planning Engagement and Communications team to inquire about booking the room.

Addinsight survey

The team responsible for our internationally recognised road traffic app Addinsight has recently added even more features and is seeking consumer feedback on everything from functionality to the name of the app.

To have your say, take part in the Addinsight survey here.

Flashback Friday

Today’s Flashback Friday photo is of flooding on  the north side of Gilles Street, Adelaide, on the 13 February 1913. Newspaper reports at the time said the city was deluged within minutes of being hit by a storm.

SLSA  B 771

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive