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DPTI Matters - 22 February 2019

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

A word from the Chief Executive

Executive roles update

Following my recent announcement of the new executive and leadership team structure, Simon Morony will assume the role of Acting Executive Director Across Government Services from March 12.

Steve McQuillan will return to the Director, Property role. The role of Acting Director, Building Projects, will be filled by James Macdonald while these arrangements are in place.

I would like to thank Steve for his assistance in his period acting in the role.

DPTI bikes

DPTI staff are encouraged to make use of a range of standard and electric bikes that are available for use on shorter trips.

Apart from helping the environment, the bikes offer a handy way to beat the traffic, avoid parking hassles and enjoy a healthy alternative to travelling by car.

A man wearing a hi-vis vest and bike helmet is sitting on a stationary bike in a park. There is a tree-lined road with traffic moving along it in the background.

Eddie joins the team

It’s exciting for us to have Adelaide Crows great Eddie Betts on board with our On The Right Track team to help spread the message on the important work they do.

Eddie recently filmed a series of videos on a tour of the APY Lands, telling young people about the benefits of obtaining a driver’s licence through the program and then making sure they drive safely.

Watch the video below to hear Eddie’s personal story on why he is such a passionate supporter of this important work.

Happy travellers

The trial of autonomous vehicle Olli along the Glenelg foreshore is proving popular with locals and tourists, as they discover first-hand how driverless vehicles function.

Equally, the Matilda kiosks, at each end of the journey, are drawing solid attention through their interactive displays and booking system.

This is important work as new technology is gradually introduced to our state, and a successful trial will only lead to bigger and better outcomes.

The video below gives an enlightening overview of how the trial system works.

Forging ahead

As our new intake of trainees finds their feet in their third week here, former trainees are moving on to bigger and brighter goals.

High-achiever Ngahuia Henry came to DPTI in February 2017 as a trainee, with both Technical Services and Road Safety supporting Ngahuia through her traineeship, which includes a component of TAFE study.

Next month she will begin her journey through a Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide, looking to give back to her community as a young professional in either human or health services.

And two years on from her entry into DPTI, Ngahuia is now supporting new trainee Leah Sagigi with her work and studies in Road Safety. We look forward to seeing where their career paths take them.

Two younf women. Ones is sitting at a desk with a computer in front of her and the other is standing next to her with her hand on the desk.
Ngahuia Henry, left, with Leah Sagigi.

Friday Flashback

Today’s Friday Flashback shows St Vincent Street, in Port Adelaide, in 1877.

The brown sepia image shows shopfronts on the left, a railways line running down the middle of a dirt road, with a train in the distance, a horse and carriage on the right and people in suits and hats on the street.
SLSA B 4480