Business

Waterco HQ rises from the ashes

12 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Following a devastating fire that destroyed its head office in January 2015, Waterco has moved back 'home' just in time for Christmas.


SPASA NSW/ACT to vote on SPASA Australia merger

11 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

SPASA NSW & ACT members will soon vote on the proposed merger with SPASA Australia. A general meeting has been set for Wednesday, 26 October, at which members will have the opportunity to vote on the future direction of the association.


Poolwerx ranked in top quintile of world franchise systems

26 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

The Poolwerx franchise system has been ranked in the top quintile of the worldwide franchising sector in an independent report ranking the credit profile of franchise systems. The report was completed by franchise information and business intelligence firm FRANdata.


NSW Government responds to review of the Building Professionals Act

23 September, 2016 by Alice Richard

The NSW Government has released the Lambert review of the Building Professionals Act 2005, and has also issued a response to the review.


New study questions benefit of sending sales staff to US for training

20 September, 2016

Many Australian companies invest heavily to send their sales managers to the US for training each year, but new research suggests this investment may not be as wise as you'd imagine.


Drowning deaths increase 5% from 2015 figures

19 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Royal Life Saving Society of Australia

Royal Life Saving has released its National Drowning Report 2016. The 2015/16 financial year saw a 5% increase on the previous year, with males drowning at far higher rates than females. Forty-five drownings occurred in swimming pools, accounting for 16% of total drownings.


Network, network, network! Three top tips for networking in our industry

19 September, 2016 by Lindsay McGrath | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

It's not rocket science, but approaching and talking to a complete stranger, cold calling and networking can terrify the best of us. Here are three top tips I have seen used in our fantastic industry to grow your network and, hence, your business.


Local govt minister quizzed on out-of-ground pool walls

05 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

The question of whether out-of-ground pool walls constitute compliant swimming pool barriers in NSW has been raised at a local government meeting.


BPB hits the road to clarify proposed amendments to online development lodgement

05 September, 2016 by Alice Richard

The Building Professionals Board is hosting a roadshow throughout NSW to update certifiers on proposed amendments to online lodgement of DAs and complying development certificates.


BPB seeks swimming pool experts

05 September, 2016 by Alice Richard

Swimming pool experts are being sought to provide feedback on proposed continuing professional development (CPD) activities for swimming pool certifiers. These independent experts will review a CPD program developed by the BPB and advise whether the proposed activities are suitable.


Grant funding tips and tricks

05 September, 2016 by Lawrence Ryan*

It's not rocket science: a well-researched, carefully prepared grant application will always be considered more favourably than one that is poorly planned and written, regardless of how deserving the project is. Lawrance Ryan, Grants and Executive Projects Officer from Cowra Shire Council, shares an insider's tips and tricks for securing grant funding.


New president for ALFAQ

01 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

The ALFAQ (Australian Leisure Facilities Association Queensland) annual general meeting saw a changing of the association's guard, with David Speechley, ALFAQ president of a number of years, stepping down from the position.


Lambert Review to be released later this year

25 August, 2016 | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

SPASA has been advised that the final report from the Lambert Review will be made available to all stakeholders later this year.


SPASA calls for support to revise safety barrier standard

25 August, 2016 | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

SPASA has called on all industry stakeholders to provide their support and feedback to a project proposal submitted to Standards Australia for the revision of AS1926 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Safety barriers for swimming pools.


The best of 2016: SPASA Australia National Awards of Excellence announced

22 August, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The best of the Australian pool and spa industry converged on Jupiter's Casino on the Gold Coast on 18 August to honour its top performers at a gala dinner following the Splash! show.


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