"A fantastic spirit of collaboration exists. All four states have worked tirelessly, holding meetings both in person, and now weekly national phone hook-ups of directors and management. So many exciting initiatives are in play. Every member state has made a financial commitment to an array of exciting proactive initiatives." said national spokesperson, Adrian Hart (and CEO of SPASA Qld).
Governance advisors are finalising the revision to what is a transparent and inclusive Constitution and Policy code. Importantly, majority vote of the four member states will be enshrined in the revised Constitution.
SPASA Australia is committed to a fully proactive national association that directly benefits the members of: SPASA Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. New South Wales industry participants will also be given the opportunity to participate.
SPASA NSW, trading as the Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance, is no longer a member of SPASA Australia.
"All long-standing National Members have jumped back on board financially for 2013 - and we've heard their message - which is, we want one national body representing the members of all states.
"Importantly we’ve identified several economies of scale that are available to the four state associations - working closer together will save our members dollars."
Actions currently in the pipeline for the national body include;
- Completion of a new SPASA Australia website,
- The search for an independent National Manager,
- The reconfirmation of representational appointments with: Standards Australia, the ACCC, Australian Building Codes Board, CPSISC, Federal Government energy & training stakeholders, etc.
- A professional Chair & Company Secretary has also been appointed and is overseeing weekly Board meetings and governance.
"Make no mistake, the SPASA brand and our 600+ members across Australia will continue to receive unparalleled member benefits. National Members will continue to have representation that – very importantly - incorporates the interestinterests of the active national industry. A great deal is happening - watch this space" added Hart.