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Timeline of the SPASA dispute

October 8, 2014

Below is a potted history of SPASA Australia and the now resolved 22-month dispute.

Mid-1970s: The Council of Australian Swimming Pool Associations (CASPA) was formed with two delegates from each state meeting twice a year.

1988: The first version of the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd formed.

August 26, 2009: Swimming Pool Retail Association of Australia (SPRAA) formed

August 11, 2011:
The second version of the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd launched

December 5, 2012:
SPASA revolution: NSW becomes SPASA Australia

December 16, 2012: SPASA Wars: States reject Alliance

January 22, 2013: SPASA Australia Ltd Company Secretary resigns in protest at legal action

February 5, 2013: Both sides claim victory in SPASA court battle

March 26, 2013: NSW excluded from renewed SPASA Australia

June 24, 2013: SPASA Australia creates manager position

July 30, 2013: ALT Director elected SPASA Australia President

September 4, 2013: SPASA court case resolved

March 12, 2014: Four state SPASA bodies to incorporate into one entity

June 28, 2014: SPASA Australia seeking feedback at SPLASH!

July 17, 2014: Inaugural SPASA Australia Awards gala held on the Gold Coast

August 21, 2014: Gary Nye named SPASA Australia CEO

October 8, 2014: Peace at last: SPASA Wars appear to be over as Alliance joins the board of SPASA Australia while SPRAA merges into the national organisation.




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