Posted by Pooltrackr 28th July 2016
SPASA Australia (The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd) has announced this week its board has unanimously voted to approve the association’s new constitution, in a forward step towards one industry body with direct membership that will greatly benefit the Australian swimming pool and spa industry.
The next steps include SPASA NSW/ACT, Queensland and South Australia organisations beginning the process of merging into OneSPASA.
SPASA WA will be working with the newly formed body over the next two years, during which its members will vote whether to join the remaining states in the new central body.
SPASA Australia President, Lynley Papnieau has praised the merger, which she says will bring more benefits to members, while maintaining high standards of local state delivery.
“This is an exciting new beginning for SPASA Australia as we are now able to execute our plan to merge like-minded states into OneSPASA, enabling our association to deliver improved national member benefits while ensuring continued local state delivery and representation,” SPASA Australia President Lynley Papineau said.
SPASA Australia CEP, Lindsay McGrath has called the move a ‘turning point’ that will change the swimming pool and spa industry for the better.
“This is a turning point event, which would not have been possible without the dedication of the various state and national board members; the voluntary support has been relentless alongside the hardworking SPASA state leaders and staff. This is an invigorating time to be in the swimming pool and spa industry,” SPASA Australia CEO Lindsay McGrath said.
The new SPASA board will include up to 10 members, representing each region along with representatives from the retail and service, pool and spa builder and supplier sectors.
We’re looking forward to seeing the new OneSPASA in action!