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DPTI Matters - 24 April 2020



A word from the Chief Executive

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Honouring Anzacs

Tomorrow is Anzac Day and it is fitting that as an organisation we pause to reflect on this significant occasion and those who have served to protect our nation.

While traditional Anzac Day practices will not go ahead in the familiar way, a smaller but respectful official gathering will take place tomorrow morning in Adelaide.

Australians are being asked to honour our Anzacs in their home driveways early in the morning. The RSL has a guide to how you can do this and I encourage all DPTI staff to take the time, at least at some point during the day, to reflect on those who have served to defend the freedom we enjoy.

Lest we forget.

A graphic showing people lined up in a street, each holding a candle. Eords to the right on the shallow, horizontal image say Light up the dawn with our Anzac spirit. They are next to a Returneed Services Leagues Australia logo.


Final bridge girders in place

The Flinders Link Project continues reaching milestones, with the last of 20 steel beam bridge girders recently installed.

The girders range in length from 30 to 50 metres, and form 10 spans. They were lifted into place using two cranes and placed on top of the piers and abutments forming the base of the bridge deck.

This is a great achievement by the project team and it’s good to see projects such as this powering ahead.​

Cranes lift a girder into place on a bridge.


Consulting on disability access and inclusion

DPTI is continuing to consult with its employees and the public regarding the draft framework for its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, which can be viewed here.

Feedback is invited from people with disability, their carers, family, organisations and other interested parties by close of business Friday 15 May 2020 to DPTI.AccessandInclusion@sa.gov.au.

For further information please refer to the Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Public Consultation Page.

A horizontal rectangular graphic with white words on a black background. The words say "Disacility Access and Inclusion Plan. Open for public consultation. Submissions cl0ose 15 May 2020.


Salute to frontline workers

The design team at The Office for Design and Architecture SA have created a colourful rainbow window display as a way of saying thank you to all South Australian frontline workers for doing their part during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This simple yet colourful message is intended to inspire hope, encourage positive thoughts and brighten the days of those who travel down Adelaide’s busiest pedestrian street.

The 28 Leigh Street Gallery has placed its 2020 exhibitions program on pause for the time being, with the hope of resuming later in the year.

A winder decorated with colourful paper chains and a Thank You message which read "Thank you to all frontline workers for your support during this time. We are all in this together. For official updates about COVID-19 please refer to SA Health. www.sahealth,sa.gov.au


First section of Connector path open

The first section of the new shared use path that runs alongside the Northern Connector motorway has opened between the Northern and Bolivar Interchanges.

The name of the path is Tapa Martinthi Yala, which is Kaurna for "pathway to embrace today".

This first stage is a 7.3km piece of what will become 43km of continuous path from Gawler to Port Adelaide.

A walking and cycling path on a bridge going over the Northern Connector


Friday Flashback

Today’s Friday Flashback shows Adelaide streets filled with spectators at the Anzac Day Parade along King William Street in 1937. The procession of returned soldiers was preceded by a number of cars carrying disabled soldiers to the Cross of Sacrifice.

Crowds lining the streets as a long line of black old-model cars move along the road