Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) provides fire, rescue and hazmat services in cities and towns across NSW. Most of its activities are funded by levies paid by insurance companies and local councils, as well as state budget funding.
However, FRNSW may charge for some of its services, such as false alarm call-outs to Automatic Fire Alarm systems, attendance at hazmat incidents, statutory fire safety inspections and reports, and attendance at special events. IPART is reviewing the services FRNSW may charge for, and making recommendations on these charges, including prices to apply from 1 September 2022.
We have released a draft report and information papers on draft charges for attendance at hazmat incidents, fire safety in the built environment, false alarm call-outs, automatic fire alarm management services and other services. We have also released a draft report on the efficient costs of delivering Fire and Rescue NSW’s services.
We welcome your feedback on our draft recommendations. Submissions are due by 8 February 2022.
We will also host an on-line public hearing on 31 January 2022. Please register here to attend.