The Queensland Government has amended the Fire and Rescue Act 1990, requiring Councils to levy and collect, on its behalf, an Emergency Management Levy. This levy replaces the State Urban Fire Levy and has been extended to include all properties in Queensland.
The levy is to provide a more sustainable funding base for emergency services, recognising that all Queenslanders are at risk from possible floods, cyclones, storms, fires and accidents. It will be used by local Rural Fire Groups to fund activities within our region. The levy is based on property use, the structures on the property and the fire and rescue capability in that area.
The boundary amendment information for the Warwick Levy District (WLD) amendment has been issued to impacted property owners.
The boundary amendment information has also been uploaded onto the QFES website: https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/about/em-levy/Pages/Warwick-Levy-District.aspx.
Please contact Queensland Fire and Emergency Services on 13 74 68 for more information regarding the levy.
Should you disagree with the classification of your property please contact Council.