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Fire Service Act Review

Fire Service Act Review

The Fire Service Act was proclaimed in 1979 following the amalgamationof the Rural and Urban Fire Services into the Tasmania Fire Service.  Over the years, the current legislative framewwork has become fragmented, overly complex and process driven.  A comprehensive review of the Act and all subordinate legislation is now considered timely.

To this end, Cabinet has approved the Terms of Reference for the Review and has appointed Mr Michael Harris as Independent Chair of the Steering Committee overseeing the Review.  Mr Harris resigned his position as at 30 January 2019 and Mr Michael Blake was subsequently appointed as Chair. The Terms of Reference are available here.

The Steering Committee comprises:

Mr Michael Blake, (Chair)
Chief Officer, Tasmania Fire Service
Deputy Chief Officer, Tasmania Fire Service
Chair, State Fire Commission
Director, State Emergency Service
Deputy Secretary, Business and Executive Services, DPFEM
A Representative of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
A Representative of the Department of Treasury and Finance
A Representative of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
A Representative of the Department of State Growth.

The first stage of the Review was engaging with stakeholders to inform an Issues Paper which was released in 2018.


Fire Service Act Review - Issues Paper

The issues paper can be downloaded from here.  Submissions have now closed.  All submissions will be published on the webite once they have been considered by the Steering Committee. 


CONTACT US

If you have any questions abou the Review or would like to raise any issues contact the Executive Officer, Mrs Jess Mulcahy on (03) 6166 5580 or by email: Act.Review@fire.tas.gov.au.

The Act and Regulations are available here.

Newsletter download here

September 2018 Newletter available here.

Steering Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

Minutes of all the Steering Committee Meetings held are available here.