Occupants of up to 1000 Dunedin homes may be included in a
pilot insulation programme launched by the Dunedin City
Occupants of up to 1000 Dunedin homes may be included in
a pilot insulation programme launched by the Dunedin City
The Warm Dunedin programme ties in with the Energy Efficiency
and Conservation Authority Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart
programme, which offers funding to occupants for insulation.
The council has established a targeted rate which allows
eligible residents to install insulation and/or heating in
their homes and pay it off over a decade.
Between 600 and 1000 homes were expected to be included in
the trial, an initiative Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull welcomed.
''Dunedin has many older, poorly insulated homes. This is a
great initiative which we have been working on for a long
time to improve the standard of living and health of our
community,'' he said.
Ratepayers who met criteria could apply to the council for up
to $5000 for insulation and heating, which would be paid off
over a 10-year period through the targeted rate.
Only the 12 insulation and heating service providers
registered with the council could be used through the
programme, although ratepayers could choose which of those
All work had to be completed by June 1.
To be eligible for the financial advance, people had to be
ratepayers of a Dunedin city property built before the year
2000, be up to date with rates payments and have a good rates
payment history, and agree to pay all rates by direct debit
on an agreed basis (monthly, fortnightly or weekly) for the
10-year targeted rate period.
They also had to provide a quote for approved insulation and
heating from a council-registered provider.
Application forms and further details about the programme are
available on the council's website.