SPASA NSW CEO Spiros Dassakis has been appointed as a member of the Home Building Advisory Council by the Minister for Fair Trading, The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP.
Spiros Dassakis, Chief Executive Officer of SPASA NSW has been appointed as a member of the Home Building Advisory Council by the Minister for Fair Trading, The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP.
Advisory Council Members are appointed based on their individual experience, industry expertise and existing participation in other committees and representation of constituencies to Government.
The Advisory Council (established under Section 115C of the Home Building Act 1989) is required to work through a broad range of issues including providing advice on a range of legislative, regulatory, strategic and policy decisions which impact industry.
Under the Home Building Act 1989 all licensed holders including Swimming Pool Builders and Pool & Spa Service Technicians must be licensed for the kind of residential building work they do where the value of the work is over $1,000.
Spiros, as part of the Advisory Committee, will:
• Advise the Minister on such consumer-related or trader-related issues relating to the home building industry
• Provide advice to the Minister with respect to any other matter referred to it by the Minister
“I’m very honoured to have been appointed to this Advisory Council given that the swimming pool and spa industry contributes in excess of $1 billion a year to Australia’s national gross domestic product,” said Spiros.
“SPASA NSW has been a proactive campaigner in industry representation and advocacy at all levels of government, regulators and other industry bodies over the last three years. We have provided representation on a number of state and national committees, keeping up-to-date on prominent industry issues and ensuring the swimming pool and spa industry continues to have a strong voice.
In addition, I am proud to have represented industry on the following Australian Standard Committees:
• AS1926.1 Swimming Pool Safety - Safety Barriers
• AS1926.2 Swimming Pool Safety - Location of Safety Barriers
• AS1926.3 Swimming Pool Safety - Water Recirculation Systems
• AS2610.1 Spa Pools – Public Spas - Part 1
• AS2610.2 Spa Pools – Private Spas - Part 2
• AS/NZS 2416.1 Water Safety Signs and Beach Safety Flags – Part 1
• AS/NZS 2416.2 Water Safety Signs and Beach Safety Flags – Part 2
• AS/NZS 2416.3 Water Safety Signs and Beach Safety Flags – Part 3
• AS1900 Flotation Aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition
• AS3634 Solar Heating Systems for Swimming Pools - PENDING
“This Ministerial appointment reaffirms SPASA NSW’s unique position as the prominent peak body representing all sectors of the swimming pool and spa industry which includes builders, retailers, service technicians, ancillary trades, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, architects and engineers.”
“The number one benefactor of this appointment is the entire swimming pool and spa industry” added Spiros.
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW (SPASA NSW) is the peak body within NSW and the ACT’s pool and spa industry, representing hundreds of Australian businesses. Members of SPASA NSW include leading pool builders, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, technical servicemen, subcontractors, installers, consultants and other allied trades, all of whom set themselves apart from the rest of the industry by setting standards of skill, workmanship and ethical business behaviour in the best interests of pool and spa owners.
SPASA NSW is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides training and assessment to the swimming pool and spa industry. Our courses are designed in consultation with key industry stakeholders and our qualifications and accreditations are highly valued by government, employers and the wider community.
For further information contact SPASA NSW on 02 9970 5313 or mobile: 0449 065 841.