The Levy in NSW was traditionally funded by Insurance Companies 73.7%, NSW Government 14.6% and local councils 11.7%.
There is no obvious solution for councils to raise the additional cash, particularly at a time when items such as essential repairs to road services have fallen so far behind.
This is what Barry said to the Hawkesbury Gazette:
The story has been widely reported elsewhere:
- Local Government NSW reported this will be catastrophic for councils:
- NBN News reported that Councils hit hard by changes to Emergency Services Levy:
- The ABC reported that Local Councils call for NSW Government to reinstate Emergency Services Levy subsidy:
The State Government clearly needs to provide som proper explanations.