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DPTI Matters - 22 March 2019

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

A word from the Chief Executive

Spreading the word

DPTI staff have been working to build the future.

Flinders University recently held its Science and Technology Joblink Summit, with a team from DPTI there to fly the flag.

The University of South Australia Big Meet, which brings departments together under the I Work For SA banner, was also recently held with our graduates on hand to advise and encourage graduates to consider DPTI as a career option.

Yesterday, our DPTI graduates were out again, at the Adelaide University Careers Expo at Bonython Hall.

It’s great to see our team helping to seek out sharp minds that can help influence how we work.

A male and a female in black T-shirts with "I Work for SA" logos on them speak to a male and female a cross a desk with a laptop on it. There is a crowd of people at other stands in the background.
University graduates learn more about I Work for SA options.

Oaklands Crossing

Excitement is building on the Oaklands Crossing project, as road users move closer to a smooth flow of traffic through the area.

In order to make this happen, the Tonsley and Seaford lines, between Adelaide and Brighton, will be temporarily closed as the rail line is connected to the new train station. The closure will be from first service, Saturday 13 April until first service, Monday 6 May.

This is a very important project which will deliver immediate and very tangible benefits for road users when the project is completed.

An aerial view of the Oaklands project showing a brisdge, the new station and the current train tracks running alongside it.
An aerial view of work on the Oaklands project.

Safety scan

Well done to the Northern Connector Project for taking a new approach to safety communication, introducing short videos as an innovative way to engage its workforce in safety discussions.

Major works contractor Lendlease has updated its project Safe Work Method Statements to include QR codes which link to short videos explaining the basic control measures relevant to each risk.

These videos help spark conversations within the work team, and reinforce safety processes through acknowledging that people learn and retain information differently to one another.

Anyone with a smart phone can access the videos – and you can give it a try, too. Simply open the camera app on your iPhone to scan the code, which will open a link and play the video.

If you have an Android phone, you may need to go to your internet browser settings and select ‘scan QR code’ first or download a QR App.

Three QR scan codes placed horizontally

Ride2School Day

Today is National Ride2School Day, which encourages students across Australia to ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

Our Way2Go team is marking the event with the release of a new website and video that share hints and tips for families to actively travel to and from school.

The website and video were launched by marathon runner Jess Trengove, who features in the video, at Wilderness School today.

You can visit the website here.

A group of three girls with pushbikes around Jessica Trengove, who is in the centre. The background shows a tree and a school wall next to a white picket fence.
Jessica Trengove with students from Wilderness School.

Harmony lunch

It was a privilege to be part of DPTI’s Harmony Lunch Celebration on Monday to kick start Harmony Week at DPTI.

The event brought DPTI teams together to celebrate various cultures, languages, histories and faiths, with participants enjoying special performances, music and food from across the world.

Thank you to everyone who contributed and participated in the event.

A group of people standing in a horizontal line. The person in the centre is holding a s mall sign on a stick. The sign says "#DPTI_4HARMONY"
Culture and Language Community of Practice members with Chief Executive Tony Braxton-Smith at the DPTI Harmony Event. From left Maria Zafar, Marisa Thayuman, Tony Braxton-Smith, Andrea Gomez, Minjie Lee, Monira Osman (Absent Temitayo Abrahams).

Tonsley Open Day

DPTI will be well represented at the upcoming Tonsley Open Day, to be held in partnership with Science Alive! on Sunday, 24 March.

The special event at the Tonsley Innovation District is a family fun day offering the community a chance to see, hear and touch the innovations being developed there.

Nine return train services have been added for the day, funded by DPTI and Renewal SA, with trains running hourly from Adelaide and Tonsley stations. The exciting new FLEX autonomous-vehicle  shuttle will also be operating to provide rides from the Clovelly Park train station.

A promotional graphic with the words "Tonsley Open Day in partnership with Science Alive. All kinds of awesome". To the left of the words is a picture of a child wearing 3D glasses.

Sad loss

DPTI staff recently farewelled long-time friend and colleague Kerry Berriman, who passed away after a short battle with illness.

Kerry was a respected member of the Business Intelligence team within Information Services and joined the department in 1998.

Our thoughts are with Kerry’s family and friends and colleagues. He will be sadly missed.

A photo of Kerry Berriman sitting with his office desk and computer behind him.
Kerry Berriman

Friday Flashback

Today’s Friday Flashback shows passengers enjoying a sightseeing trip on a South Australian State Tourist Bureau bus on 1905.

A group of people sitting ina vintage bus, which looks like an open vintage car with  four rows of seats. The people are wwearing formal looking clothes with the men in suits and ties and the ladies in long frocks and hats. There is a sign running along the vehilce, hanging from the roof, which reads "Sate Tourist Bureau".