On March 23, one hundred percent of SPASA SA members in attendance at the AGM voted for the board to continue collaborating with SPASA Australia and other states in moving towards the long term strategy of building a unified national SPASA model.
“This is an important step for SPASA South Australia as a unified, single entity national body will increase our ability to deliver high quality services and products both to our members and to all users of swimming pools and spas across South Australia,” says SPASA SA president, Lorenzo Peressin.
“The swimming pool and spa industry is a major player in the South Australian building industry and also contributes significantly to the state economy and our population’s health and well-being,” he says.
“Being part of a unified national body will ensure we can deliver improved benefits for all members.”
Suzie Kent, executive officer of SPASA SA, says this latest critical step has been built on the foundation of much hard work.
“Further developments and a due diligence process are well underway and we look forward to updating members in the near future,” she says.
SPASA NSW & ACT members voted overwhelmingly for the resolution to move forward with unification with SPASA Australia on March 16.
SPASA Queensland had already voted in favour of the merger process at their 2014 AGM, with the resolution that SPASA Queensland operations transition into SPASA Australia and that SPASA Queensland de-incorporate by 1st of January 2017, or earlier.
SPASA Western Australia’s board has expressed support for the national model but is awaiting more information before putting a vote to members. SPASA WA has formed a sub-committee to analyse the due diligence (financial and legal) that SPASA Australia has provided and will be reporting back to the state committee at the next meeting in early May.