Swimart announces top franchise performers

16 August, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

Swimart has named its top performers at the 2016 Swimart Awards. Hosted by Olympic swimmer and Swimart Ambassador Susie O'Neill, the awards were presented at a black tie event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns.

Landscape architect petitions OLG over changes to pool fencing laws

10 August, 2016 by Alice Richard

Landscape architect Peter Glass has launched an online petition to have changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) repealed. In May 2013, the NSW State Government made changes to the code which related to pool fencing and barriers.

The ability to find a way forward

10 August, 2016 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

When looking to hire new employees, resourcefulness should be one of the key traits you look for. Whether you hire someone with resourcefulness or teach them to develop it, you cannot afford to have anyone on your team who is not resourceful.

SPASA WA clarifies position on SPASA Australia merger

02 August, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

SPASA WA has clarified its position on the potential merger into SPASA Australia. While other states have committed to merging into SPASA Australia, SPASA WA plans to work with the national body for two years before asking its members to vote on the merger.

Changing the world one pool at a time: SPASA Australia's new CEO

31 July, 2016 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Former MD of BioLab Lindsay McGrath officially took the reins of SPASA Australia in May 2016. He tells us about his plans for the future, how he sees the industry and who inspires him.

Work smarter, not harder: top tips for business success

27 July, 2016 by Alice Richard

It's easy to get so bogged down in the day-to-day running of your business that you forget to take a step back and look at the bigger picture — but it's vital to do so to secure the future of your business. Our Industry Roundtable experts share their top business tips.

SPASA Australia board unanimously votes to approve new constitution

26 July, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The SPASA Australia board has unanimously voted to approve the association's new constitution — an important step towards a single entity industry body and direct membership.

SPASA Australia founding members to vote on new constitution

20 July, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The SPASA Australia board is set to vote on the new national constitution at a special general meeting of founding members. The new constitution is expected to be unanimously endorsed, which will pave the way for a single industry body and direct membership.

WA landscaper fined for non-complying contract

19 July, 2016 by Alice Richard

A West Australian landscaper has been fined by the WA Building Commissioner for failing to supply an adequate home building contract and for charging a 40% deposit on the work.

NSW & ACT celebrate 2016 Awards of Excellence

18 July, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

SPASA NSW & ACT has named its brightest and best at the 2016 Awards of Excellence, which were held on Saturday, 16 July. Hosted by Olympic swimming legend Leisel Jones, the evening featured a welcoming address by CEO Spiros Dassakis and SPASA Australia CEO Lindsay McGrath.

Who owns who?

15 July, 2016 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

If your business does not have a consistent flow of new customers coming through your front door at the same time as some of your customers are leaving through the back door, you are likely to have a customer concentration problem.

SPASA Qld to be wound up and merged into SPASA Australia

06 July, 2016 | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

SPASA Queensland will soon complete its merger into SPASA Australia, with plans afoot to hold one last state meeting before the end of 2016 to resolve to formally wind up the state association and transfer its assets to the national body.

ARI announces Awards of Excellence winners

04 July, 2016

The Aquatics and Recreation Institute (ARI) has announced the winners of its 2016 Awards of Excellence. Held at Harrigan's Irish Pub in the Hunter Valley, the winners were announced at the annual presentation dinner.

NSW Country Poolies Conference 20th anniversary

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: NSW Country Pool Managers

2016 saw the NSW Country Pool Managers Conference celebrate its 20th anniversary. Held this year in Forbes, the conference attracted the largest number of trade displays to date and a high calibre of presentations.

SPASA Victoria announces 2016 Awards of Excellence winners

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: SPASA Victoria

SPASA Victoria has named the state's top performers for 2016 with the announcement of the SPASA Awards of Excellence on Saturday, 25 June.

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