These low-income heating grants are for homeowners wanting to swap an old wood burner for a new wood burner. Homeowners wanting to swap an old wood burner for a heat pump should, in the first instance, see if they qualify for the EECA free heat pump offer
RECEIVE AN Ultra-Low Emission Burner FOR FREE
The eligibility criteria:
- The property is located in the Rotoura urban airshed
- The legal property owner must live (permanently) in the property. Holiday homes and rental properties are excluded
- The occupants must have a combined annual household income of $50,000 or less
- There must be a non-compliant** wood burner in the property
- Wood burner must be in working condition (operable)
- Wood burner should be the property's only form of heating
- Wood burner should be in the main living area
If you meet all of the above eligibility criteria, call in at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council office, 1125 Arawa Street, Rotorua. You will need to complete a form. Or, print the form here.
There are a few other things you will need to bring with you:
- A copy of your latest Rotorua Lakes Council Rates Statement
- A "letter of income" from WINZ, Rotorua. One letter of income is required for each person living at the property. For example, if there are two of you living in the property, two letters of income must be provided.
* An owner-occupier is the legal property owner(s) who reside in the property they own. You are not an owner-occupier if you do not live in the property on a permanent basis.
**Non-compliant wood burners were installed before 2006. This can be checked by phoning Rotorua Lakes Council and asking for information regarding the property Building Consent for the wood burner.