BBC to work with BMG and BPSG to respond to Fire Services Levy review
The funding of fire services (CFA and MFB) in Victoria currently comes from a levy placed on inurance policies - commercial and residential. This has long been seen as lacking equity and a recommendation of the Bushfires Royal Commission was to broaden the base of raising funds for fire services.
The issues paper and discssuion from the Department of Treasury and Finance can be found here: http://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/CA25713E0002EF43/pages/economic-and-financial-policy-fire-services-property-levy-options-paper
The Bendigo Business Council will work with the Bendigo Manufacturers Group, Bendigo Professional Services Group and City of Greater Bendigo to prepare a joint submission to the Baillieu Government's Fire Services Levy Options paper. A meeting will be held next week to develop the joint response.
For further information contact the Bendigo Business Council on 5442 7816 or firstname.lastname@example.org