Australia’s automotive industry is one of niches. Some sectors are niches within niches, as is the case with ICV manufacturers. These small businesses play second fiddle to Australia’s large car makers, but their employment and economic impact is significant. SVA has created a formal voice, under the banner of VACC, to help create dialogue with bodies like VicRoads on local codes that threaten the sustainability of the ICV industry.
VACC and SVA deal with the issues up front on behalf of the industry. Although various issues need to be sorted out, Design Rules, EPA issues, lighting, emissions standards, and the National Scheme for pre-1949 vehicles are all on the agenda for the newly formed SVA.
SVA has a cross-section of individuals in its membership with a great wealth and breadth of knowledge, helping to protect and grow the industry. Working with organisations such as VicRoads, EPA, Transport and Regional Development and the Department of Infrastructure, SVA prides itself in being a resource and wealth of information.