Michael Woodhouse, National List MP based in Dunedin and Jacqui Dean, National MP for Waitaki are pleased that more local homes are warmer and drier, as the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme has passed its target ahead of schedule and below budget.
Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart offers funding for homes built before 2000 to get ceiling and underfloor insulation.
“In the month of October a further 263 Otago homes were retrofitted with good quality insulation and clean heating under the scheme, which brings the total number of Otago homes retrofitted to 10,013,” Mr Woodhouse said.
“Nationwide, the scheme has been an outstanding success, and has reached its original target of 188,500 homes ahead of schedule and below budget. This is a great example of National delivering on its key priority of delivering better public services,” he said.
“Warmer, drier homes have a positive effect on people’s health, meaning less money spent on doctor visits and fewer sick days,” Ms Dean said.
“Another benefit of the scheme is that prospective tenants and home buyers are far more likely to ask about insulation in houses they are looking at, because they know an insulated house means a healthier home.
“We’re pleased we have reached and passed the goal of retrofitting 188,500 homes nationwide and especially that over 10,000 Otago households are benefiting from warmer, drier, and healthier homes,” Woodhouse and Dean said.
In the National-led Government, List MP Michael Woodhouse is Senior Government Whip. He is Minister of Immigration, Minister of Veterans’Affairs and Associate Minister of Transport. He is the National Member of Parliament resident in Dunedin. This website is funded by Parliamentary Services and authorised by Michael Woodhouse MP, 333 Princes Street, Dunedin.