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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure  is made up of business areas with diverse responsibilities. Here, you can find out more about them and the services they deliver.

Public Transport Services
Improving the quality and frequency of public transport to attract patronage, enhance social inclusion, improve the environment and provide a transport network that is safe and secure that meets community expectations, makes a positive contribution to the economy and has minimal impact on the environment.

Policy and Planning and Programs
Developing, producing, implementing and evaluating effective policies, plans, investment strategies as well as monitoring emerging transport issues and researching road safety issues, informing the SA public about road safety, and developing legislation, policies and countermeasures.

Corporate Services
Providing a range of services including human resources, contract and procurement, shared services, internal audit, information and communication technology (ICT) and business support.

Strategic Projects
Supporting the economic, social and environmental development of the state by identifying infrastructure priorities for South Australia (SA), coordinating infrastructure planning and development and facilitating the timely delivery of key projects.

Government ICT Services
Provides ICT infrastructure services for the public sector to assist agencies in the efficient delivery of government services to the community and business.

Building Management
Provides advisory and management services to assist other government agencies manage the maintenance, replacement, refurbishment or disposal of buildings, office accommodation and government employee housing, and road, rail and marine property.

Lands, Registration and Service SA
Provides services to business, the community and government in land administration services; government information services via telephone, internet and customer service outlets; facilities for the payment of government accounts and registration and licensing services.


Jacobs have formed one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services across multiple markets and geographies.

The merger realises a long-term SKM vision to broaden its business across geographies, sectors and skills in order to expand its offering to its clients, as well as provide greater opportunities for its people.

The merger provides clients with access to unrivalled multidisciplinary skills and experience and an expanded global reach; Jacobs and SKM’s combined footprint now extends to more than 250 locations across 30+ countries, with operations in North America, the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, India, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Together Jacobs and SKM can offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients in multiple markets, including Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial, Buildings, Chemical and Polymers, Consumer and Forest Products, Environmental Programs, Infrastructure, Mining and Minerals, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Power and Utilities, and Refining.

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GHD is an international network of professional and technical consultants.

Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6000 people across five continents and serves clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Wholly-owned by its staff, GHD is focused exclusively on client success. Our network of forward-thinking engineers, architects, planners, scientists, project managers and economists collaborate to solve client and community challenges. They embrace the core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity to create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results.

With a history of adapting to the ever-changing needs of its clients, GHD is recognised for its commitment to innovation, safety and sustainable development. We care for the wellbeing of our people, communities and the environments in which we operate.

Today, GHD is ranked as one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and consultancy firms.

A member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, GHD operates under a Practice Quality Management System that is certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance to international standard ISO 9001:2008 and our Environmental Management System is certified to international standard ISO 14001 by NATA Certification Services International.

SA Water

SA Water is an internationally recognised water utility wholly owned by the Government of South Australia for the people of South Australia. We deliver water and wastewater services to almost 1.5 million people across the State.

With an annual turnover of about $900 million per annum, assets of more than $7 billion and more than 1300 staff, SA Water is a big part of the South Australian landscape. We can trace our history back to 1856.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff
have combined and are now the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.

Together we provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources.

Tonkin Consulting

Tonkin Consulting is a fully Australian owned company of professional engineers, scientists and technicians, providing multi-disciplinary consulting, advisory and design services to the Water, Transport, Environment, Urban Development, Energy, Local & State Government industries.  The company was established in Adelaide in 1955, and in recent years has experienced strong growth through the enthusiastic service focus and excellent technical skills of our experienced and dedicated team.  Tonkin Consulting’s head office is located in Adelaide, and has regional offices located in Mt Gambier, Berri, Darwin and the Sunshine Coast.

Tonkin Consulting excels at understanding our client’s requirements and delivering innovative solutions.  Our vision is to continue to build upon the traditions established by providing consulting services of excellence.  We are a company that is known for:

  • developing solutions appropriate to our clients' needs – both proven solutions and state-of-the-art technology have a place in the engineering world of today;
  • placing a strong emphasis on quality in all we do – especially in exceeding our clients' expectations for the quality and timeliness of our services;
  • assembling the very best engineers, scientists, other professionals and technical and administrative personnel – by providing opportunities for these people to work on stimulating projects and creating a work environment that responds to their needs, we can enable this group of highly motivated personnel to realise their full potential through their projects and the advancement of the company;
  • conducting our business in a totally ethical manner in all situations.


The Department of Industry’s Single Business Service is streamlining the way businesses access industry information and services by putting their needs first – reducing red tape and providing quality, consistent services at the lowest possible cost.

Single Business Service assistance is universal ­– available to all Australian businesses – made up of a consolidated online presence accessible anytime and anywhere, a contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services.

Practical support includes:

  • information for businesses that is easy to find and understand
  • tailored advice for businesses when they choose to access it
  • direct links to services provided in the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, and
  • seamless connections with other Australian Government programmes or services like the R&D Tax Incentive and the Industry Skills Fund.


is a leading, vibrant, global group created by the recent coming together of three world-class companies, namely Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand. This new global group has a combined 210-year history; a staff complement of some 6,700; and an office network extending across 28 countries worldwide.

Aurecon provides a broad range of multidisciplinary professional technical services, enhanced expertise and service delivery capability across diverse market sectors to clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (AME) and the Asia Pacific (APAC).

Aurecon is committed to securing an enduring sustainable future and is ideally positioned to serve clients globally.

Saab Australia

Saab Australia provides a broad range of high quality products, services and solutions to federal and state governments. We have been contributing to the defence of the region since the 1930s and continue to win awards for the delivery of military, security and air traffic management programs.

Based in Adelaide, Saab Australia is the Defence, Security and Traffic Management solutions provider specialising in computer based command and control systems. With 300 experienced staff and a reputation for achieving complex systems integration projects on time, Saab has proven its capabilities over more than 25 years. Saab has also broadened its reach into civil security solutions by developing products to revolutionise the management of security and protection of critical infrastructure. 

In an industry that deals in high technology military systems, and where the best minds in the country help develop the best solutions, Saab Australia stands out because of our ability to work effectively with our many stakeholders.

Just as interoperability and networking are the keys to the future of military and civil security systems, we see our focus on the people behind the systems, our customers, our employees, our stakeholders and our collaborative partners as key to all aspects of our operations.

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