NSW RFS Association reacts cautiously to levy delay

THE NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) has reacted cautiously to the NSW Government’s announcement to delay the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), saying that any review must not trigger changes to the amount of money which has been guaranteed for rural fire-fighting services.

The RFSA is a supporter of the previous model of collecting the levy through insurance policies and insurers and was very vocal about the pitfalls of changing to a levy implemented on property holders by local councils.