Rural Fires Act 1997 No 65
12A Entry into rural fire district service
(1) Without limiting section 12, the Commissioner may enter into a
rural fire district service agreement (a service
agreement) with any local authority or authorities responsible for a
rural fire district or districts.
(2) Without limitation, a service agreement:
(a) may specify functions imposed on the local authority by or under
this Act that are to be exercised by the Commissioner during a period (if any)
specified in the agreement, and
(b) may specify any obligations to be imposed on the local authority
as a consequence of the Commissioner agreeing to exercise those functions,
(c) may set performance targets for the exercise of those functions,
(d) may provide for the evaluation and review of results in relation
to those targets.
(3) The Commissioner and the local authorities must, as far as
practicable, exercise the functions and carry out the obligations in
accordance with the service agreement.
(4) The Commissioner is to report the results of the performance under
a service agreement during a financial year to the local authority or
authorities concerned within 3 months after the end of that