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Monday, 6 January 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Overdue payments with RFS? We can help
By Luke West @ 3:11 PM :: 268 Views


CCF NSW has organised a short-term arrangement on behalf of civil contractors undertaking work for the NSW Rural Fire Service to help get overdue invoices paid.

“The CCF NSW reached out to the Minister for Emergency Services, David Elliott to express our thanks for the work performed by emergency services personnel and to offer our assistance,” Mr David Castledine said.

“Minister Elliott, in turn, asked what he could do for civil contractors. In discussing the challenges currently faced by employers due to the fires, the Minister offered to help with the processing of any overdue payments for services being delivered to the Rural Fire Service.”

Quite understandably, the NSW RFS’s priorities remain fighting the ongoing bushfires and carrying out the countless related tasks. With the RFS’s sustained and unprecedented volume of work this summer, the additional volume of work being undertaken by contractors has consequently increased significantly, as has associated administrative tasks.

But the Minister said he was “horrified” if this meant that businesses were not being paid the cash they need to run their businesses and pay staff and suppliers.

The Minister has offered to establish the following assistance, effective IMMEDIATELY:

1.     Businesses who currently have outstanding overdue invoices (not new ones) can forward them by email David Castledine at  

2.     We will then forward them to the Minister directly.

“The Minister is wonderfully supportive of the RFS, who must keep their eye on the main game. But he obviously understands very well that businesses need to be paid. But if CCF NSW can help employers and RFS by acting as a conduit to cut some of the red tape, then that is a wonderful thing,” said Mr Castledine.

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