SPASA WA committee recommends members vote to merge with SPASA Australia
In a groundbreaking decision, the SPASA WA committee reviewed a merger proposal from SPASA Australia and unanimously agreed to support it.
The proposal outlined the benefits and legality of a possible merger. After careful consideration, the SPASA WA Committee voted unanimously to recommend the merger, subject to the results of due diligence and certain additional information to be provided by SPASA Australia.
This work is currently in progress.
The decision to merge must be made by all eligible SPASA WA members, with a vote expected before the end of the year. Members will receive the formal proposal along with guidance from the SPASA WA committee, and an information session will be held where they can ask questions to ensure an informed vote takes place.
SPASA WA President Liz Hollingdale said the committee thinks it’s time to take the next logical step.
“We’ve been collaborating and harmonizing our practices with the national body for five years,” she says. “We hope to participate in a way that protects the unique aspects of the WA industry.
“This is an exciting proposal and it will be a big step forward. We ask all members to take an active interest in this issue.
Hollingdale says it has reasonable grounds to believe the vote can be completed before the end of the year, after briefings are held and all legal and due diligence requirements have been met.
“The feeling is very good on both sides, and the decision of the WA committee was unanimous,” she says.
SPASA Australia CEO Lindsay McGrath said the merger represents a great opportunity to add value for Western Australia, while incorporating the positive contributions of WA members into the national body.
“If the proposal is accepted, it will be mutually beneficial for all parties, which will improve both WA and SPASA Australia.”
SPLASH! will update this story in the near future as developments progress.
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