Interested community members are invited to participate in a public consultation meeting taking place at 10.30am this Wednesday, 2 November at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Bairnsdale to discuss the Coalition government’s fire services property levy options paper.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said “the Coalition Government is committed to implementing the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission’s recommendation to replace the fire services levy with a fairer and more equitable property-based levy.
“The proposed property based fire service funding model is an important reform and the community forums will enable interested members of the community and stakeholders to provide their feedback directly to the government, rather than by written submission.
“I encourage people to read the consultation paper and come along to the forum to have a say on the final design and implementation of the new levy and have their questions answered.
"The new levy will ensure all Victorian property owners pay a fair contribution for fire services, and that fire services continue to operate with sufficient resources," said Mr Bull.
Further information on the Fire Services Levy and options paper can be found by visiting