Get help to upgrade your home heating when:
- You qualify for the Rates Rebate Scheme
- Own a property in the Rotorua urban area
- Have an old wood burner to exchange for new heating
How do you receive help?
If you take up a Hot Swap loan for new heating, every year you qualify for the Rates Rebate Scheme, Council waive your loan repayment. You pay nothing if your loan was for a new heat pump or gas fire as those loans are interest-free. If your loan is for a wood or pellet burner then you only pay the loan interest each year. Council waive the appliance loan repayment.
What is the Rates Rebate Scheme?
The Rates Rebate Scheme is a Central Government funded scheme. Rotorua Lakes Council administer it on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs.
The Rates Rebate Scheme provides assistance in the form of a rebate to those on low incomes to assist them in meeting the cost of their rates. Contact the Rotorua Lakes Council for more details on this rebate.