From 1 July 2017, the NSW Government will introduce a fairer system to fund NSW fire and emergency services which will move NSW into line with other mainland states and will be paid along side Council rates.
Council has determined your property’s Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) land classification and you will be advised of this. There are 6 (six) of these classifications set out in the FESL Act 2017: ‘Government’, ‘Public Benefit’, ‘Residential’, ‘Farmland’, ‘Industrial’ and ‘Commercial’. Descriptions of these classifications are set out in detail in the FESL Act.
In addition, properties are classified as ‘Vacant’ or ‘Non-vacant’. Under the FESL Act, land can only be classified as ‘Vacant’ if:
1) the land is classified as ‘Residential’, ‘Industrial’ or ‘Commercial’, and
2) there are no buildings or structures on it that are being or could be used for a residential, industrial or commercial purpose, and
3) it is not being used for storage or treatment of anything.
If you do not agree with your land classification, please complete the Form327KB pdf(PDF, 327KB) .
Further details on FESL classifications can be found on the FESL website at http://fesl.nsw.gov.au
Further information is available on the Emergency Services Property Website.
This page was last updated on: 13 April 2017