DPTI Matters - 22 November 2019
A word from the Chief Executive
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A quick word of thanks to everyone for your efforts and cooperation on the day of extreme heat this week. Days such as this are testing for people across many areas of our department and responding well is always important.
With more heat coming over the summer months, our priority must always be to keep our customers and ourselves safe.
It was especially good to see some social media recognition for the team handing out bottled water at Adelaide Railway Station as a result of the heat.
Our Planning and Design Code writing team was honoured with the National President's Award in recognition of its great efforts in delivering planning reforms in South Australia at the recent Planning Institute Australia Awards 2019.
The team has worked tirelessly over the past few years to develop a foundation policy that will support better planning outcomes for South Australians in the decades to come.
Thank you to all involved in this project, and congratulations on a well-deserved win.
The National President's Award presentation.
I’m proud to have DPTI involved in the Healthy Parks Healthy People Initiative, a collaboration between departments and the SA chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, which highlights the critical role our natural environment plays in supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities.
The recently published guide, Creating Greener Places for Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Ideas for Quality Green Public Space in South Australia, provides a strong framework for community members, landscape professionals, urban planning professionals, local councils and regional authorities to protect and enhance quality green spaces in recognition of the health, wellbeing and environmental benefits they provide.
Share the Dignity
DPTI is supporting Share the Dignity’s It’s in the Bag campaign this Christmas by collecting personal care and sanitary items for distribution to women in South Australian shelters and refuges.
The women’s charity aims to provide women experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and poverty with a handbag full of essential items.
Donations can be made at collection points available for DPTI staff and the public between Friday 22 November and Saturday 7 December 2019.
Domestic and Family Violence Community of Practice members Natalie Ponting and Inez Grimaldi at a collection point.
October was a busy month for the makeover of DPTI assets, with seven art installations coming to fruition courtesy of some extremely skilled artists and our own Rail Care team.
The scope of art covers everything from fences to a communications room, a lift and wayfinding signs, each playing its part in adding beauty and culture to its local area.
You can Find out about the seven installations, and see the photos of each, on our website story
This beautiful mural was created by Scott Rathman and tells the story of a journey between people and places.
More Mo Bros
The #AdelaideMetMo trams and buses running through town now have some serious competition, with a collection of drivers and operations staff growing their own moustaches to raise awareness and donations for the Movember cause.
Here are just some of Adelaide Metro’s Mo Bros who have collectively raised more than $1750 so far.
Today’s Friday Flashback shows a new charabanc, or motor coach, parked in front of the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau, next to the Prince Alfred Hotel on King William Street in 1926.
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