Fire Services Levy

Residents in the Evelyn electorate, if you haven’t already done so, please check your rate notices for the actual increase in the Fire Services Property Levy (FSL).
The Opposition has identified a number of increases well above CPI which means the Andrews Government has broken a promise. The Andrews Government promised to keep the FSL to increases in state taxes and CPI or below. Labor’s first budget this year showed that they intended to increase state wide FSL collections by 7.2 per cent, costing Victorians an additional $42 million.
However, actual increases after people have compared their rates notices show that the increase is more than 10 per cent. Yet the government remains silent hoping you won’t notice.
Under the former Coalition Government the FSL was changed from an expensive insurance based tax to a fairer property based tax that meant all landowners contributed to the cost of supporting our fire services.
Don’t let the Andrews Government get away with it. If you live in the Evelyn electorate and believe you have been price gouged by the Andrews Government, please bring your copies of your rates notices to my office at 143 Main Street Lilydale.

Christine Fyffe MP
Member for Evelyn

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