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DPTI Matters - 28 February 2020

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

A word from the Chief Executive

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Doors open

The new Service SA Centre on Currie Street is now up and running after opening its doors to the public for the first time on Monday morning.

The team have done a great job of transitioning from North Terrace to the purpose-designed facility, which meets new needs and expectations in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Staff and customers in a modern building, with counters, a reception desk and a serl-service area, with staff helping clients. Modern, comfortable seating is in the foreground of the photo.
The new Currie Street Service SA Centre is now in full operation.

Great progress

Some very visible progress is taking place on the Flinders Link Project, with four more girders recently installed on this important piece of infrastructure.

When complete, the project will extend the existing Tonsley rail line to the Flinders Medical Centre, creating new connections to the health, innovation and education precincts. It will include an elevated single track over Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road, linking Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to the passenger rail network.

A total of 14 of the 20 girders have now been installed across the project.

A bridge extends across Sturt Road with traffic running underneath it

Interns farewell

The team at the Office of Design and Architecture SA recently took some time out to farewell two interns who impressed with their efforts.

The architecture students from University of SA spent time with the team focussing on Design Guidelines for Outdoor Learning Spaces before presenting their plan to the governance committee at Whyalla High School as part of the exercise.

It’s good to see teams embracing the time with interns and hopefully tapping in to some of the enthusiasm they bring to the workplace.

A young woman and a young man next to an older man. The three are holding a farmed board with 17 images on it.
Mia Briddon and Paolo Rossi present some
workshop sketches to mentor Ralph Hems.

Rail Museum works

Well done to the Rail Infrastructure Maintenance team on reinstalling sections of track for the National Rail Museum to allow more flexibility in moving trains around and the capacity to take visitors on short trips.

The work involved a short section of multi-gauge timber track plus another small section of track with steel sleepers with the main task to bring the old Jackett's siding back to its previous alignment using original materials.

Twi images side by side, showing an old, damaged, incomplete rail line running alongside a latform on the left side, with the same image showing a new line on the right.

Friday Flashback

Today’s Friday Flashback shows an ice cart from the Government produce Department outside the ice works in the early 1900s.

Three men stand behind a horse-drawn cart which has a white canopy with writing on the side. The words say Government Produce Dept, Ice. Pure ice made from distilled water. Crystal ice. There is a man in a white coat seated in the dirver position of the carriage.

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