2025 cosy home goal

Organisations are cosying up to make every Dunedin home warm by 2025.

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 group.

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.

shawn.mcavinue@odt.co.nz

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