Government levy move welcomed, but residential factor should be reviewed: councillor

Cr Kevin Crameri.

Cr Kevin Crameri.

The state government should listen to residents as well as the small business lobby when it came to reviewing the maligned Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), according to a local councillor.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday (Tuesday) announced the government would defer the July 1 introduction of the FESL and signalled it could be dumped altogether following a backlash over sharp increases in what some property owners would pay.