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Rural Fire Brigades Special Charge

Pursuant to section 94 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and section 128A of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, Council make and levy a special charge (to be known as the ‘Rural Fire Levy’) of $37.00, on all rateable land within the region, that also attracts a Class E Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy (pursuant to Part 3 of the Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011), to fund the ongoing provision and maintenance of rural fire fighting equipment for the rural fire brigades that operate throughout the rural areas of the region.

The overall plan for the Rural Fire Equipment Levy is as follows:

  1. The rateable land to which the plan applies is all rateable land within the region that is liable to pay a Class E Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy (pursuant to Part 3 of the Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011).
  2. The service, facility or activity for which the plan is made is the ongoing provision and maintenance of rural fire fighting equipment for the rural fire brigades that operate throughout the rural areas of the region.
  3. The time for implementing the overall plan is 1 year.
  4. The rateable land to be levied with the special charge specially benefits from the fire emergency response capability that is provided by the rural fire brigades, which capability would be substantially (if not completely) diminished if the rural fire brigades did not receive the funding provided to them by Council as a direct consequence of the levying of the special charge.

 

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