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, hazmat emergencies that last longer than an hour, statutory fire safety inspections and reports, and attendance at special events. IPART has received draft terms of reference to review and make recommendations on these charges, including prices to apply from 1 September 2022.
Section 13 of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Act 1992 requires IPART to consider any public comments on the draft terms of reference and settle the final terms of reference in consultation with the Minister for Customer Service. If you wish to make a comment on the draft terms of reference, please do so here by 22 June 2021.