Car Washing Industry


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 ACWA EXPO 2011    JUMP START YOUR CARWASH   16 - 18 October, 2011 
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Strategies, Ideas & Solutions for a Successful Future

EXPO information has been mailed 
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Terrific EARLY BIRD deals available for
for EXPO and accommodation
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Clean Up Australia  

ACWA members were recently encouraged to register on-line and participate in Business Clean Up Day. 
Pete Mueller CUA

Pete with some of the rubbish collected



Pete's Car Wash, Orange NSW


ACWA Member PETE Mueller was featured in his local news recently when he and his staff picked up garbage bags and collected rubbish as part of Business Clean Up Day.


click here to read the full article 

Carbon Tax

With the Federal Government going against their word at the last election, what does a carbon tax mean to the average carwash owner?



Active members in Queensland have not been sitting around idle, waiting  to find out.  Recently, President of ACWA, Richard Holloway, had engaged Energy-wise to help prepare for ACWA an application to Ecobiz for an Energy Study grant.  



The application was successful with ACWA receiving ten thousand dollars from the Queensland Department of the Environment to assess energy efficiency in the carwash industry, put forward ways to reduce energy use and document industy best practice.  It will be a cluster program with twenty carwash sites representing the three main types of equipment coming together to assess energy use and conservation measures with the focus to include new innovative products.

Carwashes Melbourne VIC
Exemption from Stage 2 variation restricting car washes to 70 litres

The new Minister for Water in Victoria has kept his pre-election promise to the car wash industry.  The Melbourne water authoritities and Western Water have been directed to provide exemptions to the 70 litre limit per wash imposed on us under a variation on Stage 2 of the Drought Response Plan.  This allows automatic car washes to increase water use per wash up to the normal Stage 2, 100 litre level.


ACWA exemption email to Members 

Explanatory notes on exemption  

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Reminder to
ACWA Members attending the ICA Show Las Vegas 2 - 4 May 2011
for your discounted registration - contact ACWA for your Special Code

If you still need to make travel arrangements contact ACWA Supplier Member
Blair Woolcott is organising another informal "Aussie night out" again in Vegas. If you want to catch up with your Aussie mates in Vegas please contact Blair at

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