Organisations are cosying up to make every Dunedin home warm
The Cosy Home Symposium in September last year, attended by
more than 80 stakeholders, designed a vision to have ''every
home in Dunedin warm and cosy by 2025''.
A governance group was established to achieve the vision and
those committed so far include representatives from Otago
Community Trust (OCT), Southern Public Health Organisation,
Otago Regional Council (ORC), University of Otago, Ministry
of Social Development, Otago Property Investors Assn, Council
of Social Services, Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust,
Southern District Health Board (SDHB), Presbyterian Support
Otago, Accident Compensation Corporation, Housing NZ, Ethical
Power Consulting and the Energy Efficiency Conservation
Authority (EECA), which provided $10,000 in seed funding.
The group was supported by staff from ORC, Dunedin City
Council (DCC), SDHB and OCT Anglican Family Care.
The group is seeking a formal commitment from the DCC and
Mayor Dave Cull has indicated a willingness to chair the
Cr Jinty MacTavish expressed willingness to participate.
The group, with the support of the EECA, has instigated a
project offering free ceiling and underfloor insulation in
houses with tenants who had high health needs and held a
community services card.