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Connect - 12 November 2021
Message from the Chief Executive
G'day. Learning to drive is a significant life event for many people. It starts somewhere like this - a theory testing room at a Service SA Centre.
After having swotted up on all of the books and the learning and materials that they're provided, they come here, book in for an hour and sit a test on one of the computers. Sometimes it takes longer. Sometimes they fail and they have to come back again but it's always about this space.
That's been until now, because we've created a new innovation using some technology that's been developed elsewhere in Australia to create an online learning tool.
MyLs was rolled out just a few short weeks ago and already 70 per cent of all new tests are being done online, which is clear evidence that it's easier and more convenient for customers to use.
But it's also a more effective learning tool, because it uses a range of techniques to create a greater awareness of the risks on the road, teach people about the road rules and increase their awareness of the hazards.
Across South Australian government there's a real focus on making it easier to do business with us. In our agency we're pursuing the opportunities that will be breakthrough initiatives that transform customer experience and deliver a better outcome.
And they need to have meaningful impact, which is why this is such a great example of what can be done, because there's over 50,000 transactions each year that are now going to be completely transformed.
It's something that's much broader and we can all play a part in, wherever we're serving customers, because the simple question we need to ask ourselves is what could we do differently to improve the outcome and deliver a better customer experience with a reduced customer effort.
Remote Visitor Service Hub
Thanks to our staff members who have been on the ground assisting the recently formed Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce and Aboriginal leaders with the Remote Visitor Service Hub, Puti on Kaurna Yerta (Bush in the City) in the city’s south parklands.
Puti on Kaurna Yerta is a temporary, multi-agency service hub in the parklands to keep remote Aboriginal visitors safe and facilitate the return to country for those who wish to go home. The hub is a culturally inclusive place, bringing relevant agencies together to work in partnership with staff from the Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation, Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation and other Aboriginal organisations, while engaging in positive activities.
Our team has been making a tremendous contribution by helping out around the site, including providing support and assistance for those wishing to return to country and helping people to medical appointments and any other services that may be required. Kaurna and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara leaders have expressed their appreciation, as have DHS staff, who have noted their enthusiasm and can-do attitudes.
This across-government initiative was established by the Chief Executive Council and is a shining example of collaboration and a true embodiment of our CHEER values. Well done.
Frank Primerano and Peter Braddock visiting our on-site DIT team members Peter Tsoukalas and Scott Bailey (Tony Fischetti was absent).
Safety Barrier program
We have been driving an unprecedented safety barrier program for regional roads over the past year due to our regular road safety budget being augmented by a targeted $10 million Federal COVID stimulus package. This has meant many hundreds of additional kilometres of barriers being installed, such as the section of the Goyder Highway below.
Special mention must go to Cathy Rutjens in the Crystal Brook office and Isabella Beacham at Murray Bridge who have co-managed the statewide program which is due to be finalised next March.
New safety barriers on the Goyder Highway.
White shirts for White Ribbon Day
We are a proudly accredited White Ribbon Workplace and committed to equality, respect and an environment in which we all feel safe.
Next Friday’s White Ribbon Day with the theme “How Can Men Make Change?” is an opportunity to demonstrate your own commitment. While white ribbons remain the key component this year, you are asked to wear a white shirt or other clothing next Friday, 19 November.
The day is about encouraging men to know they are part of the solution, to start a conversation and to equip themselves with the knowledge to make positive changes in themselves, their community and our society.
Port Wakefield update
In exciting infrastructure news, the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project reached a major milestone last week with 1.8km of the new southbound lanes in use on the Augusta Highway, north of Port Wakefield.
Northbound and southbound traffic has been temporarily diverted onto these southbound lanes to allow for the safe construction of the new intersection of the Copper Coast and Augusta Highways.
This project is taking shape and will soon transform one of the busiest regional intersections in South Australia.
Support for the Pageant
Christmas is just around the corner and this Saturday marks the start of the Festive Season with the 89th Christmas Pageant, at Adelaide Oval.
The Adelaide Oval Express public transport service will be in full operation to allow pageant goers to travel safely and for free to and from the twilight event.
I am delighted that the Department is able to support this iconic event to put a smile on children’s faces and acknowledge the effort SAPTA staff make to organise these services.
Staff spotlight is on …
Jessie Surace started in her role as a Projects Coordinator in Change Management in July 2020 and has since helped many people into projects across a wide range of our business units.
”It’s challenging at times but always rewarding, as finding opportunities for staff who are transitioning requires resourcefulness, contacts and positivity from everyone involved. We have a great team that embodies our CHEER values - dynamic, highly motivated to get great outcomes for our clients and supportive of each other.”
Today’s Friday Flashback will be a fond memory for those who rode on the chairlift at Granite Island, which was in use from 1964 to 1996.
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