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DPTI Matters - 17 January 2020

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SA Bushfire Appeal

For those who want to help bushfire victims financially, a central SA Bushfire Appeal has been established as the primary point for donations in South Australia.

The South Australian Government’s SA Bushfire Appeal is raising funds for people directly affected by bushfires on Kangaroo Island and in Cudlee Creek. Every dollar donated to the appeal goes directly to those impacted by the fires, with the government absorbing all administration costs.

You can make a tax-deductible donation online via the SA Bushfire Appeal Facebook page.

A graphic with the scene of many burnt small trees with a larger burnt tree with new life growing from it to the right in the foreground. To the left of the larger tree ar the words "SA Bushfire Appeal" under which is "Donate now". Below this is the web address then the SA government logo beside it, to the right.Below this is the hashtag #sabushfireappeal in smaller text.

Tour Down Under

With the Tour Down Under rolling into town this weekend, DPTI is actively educating road users through the important Think! Road Safety and the Be Safe, Be Seen messages.

A giant inflatable ‘Think! Road Safety’ bike has been installed in Victoria Square and a Be Safe and Be Seen branded tour car will travel ahead of the riders, with crews handing out goodies to highlight the two safety messages. There will also be road safety activities at the Tour Village.

Other teams have been working to prepare sites and road closures for the event, with the team at Murray Bridge already receiving official recognition from TDU organisers, who expressed thanks for the great work they’ve done.

A giant, yellow inflatable bicycle, possible two-soreys high, in Victoria Square. The background shows a cright blue sky and multi-storey city buildings.

Bridging the gap

The new Flinders Link Project is quickly taking shape, with two more steel bridge girders recently installed over the Southern Expressway lowered motorway.

Congratulations to the team on achieving another significant milestone.

A night shot showing the orange bridge girders in place over a closed multilane highway in the foreground. The background shows a night sky and city lights

In the bag

DPTI’s Christmas contribution to the “It’s in the Bag” Share the Dignity campaign was even more successful than the August campaign.

There were 51 bags donated, which included about 25 products per bag. The total number reached 1430, which was an increase of more than 1000 on August.

The aim was to provide personal care and sanitary items for distribution to women in South Australian shelters and refuges, and contributions came from teams at 77 Grenfell Street, Mile End, Seaford Heights, Flinders Street and Roma Mitchell House.

Two women, one standing each side of a round table which is loaded with bags and various personal care items.

Friday Flashback

This week’s Friday Flashback is a very nostalgic video of photos from the old Magic Mountain at Glenelg. Be warned, it may bring back memories!