FREE Ultra-Low Emission Burner OR Heat Pump
This subsidy is only available to owner-occupiers* (not available to Landlords)
The eligibility criteria:
- The property is located in the Rotorua urban airshed
- You are the legal property owner(s) and you live (permanently) in the property.(Holiday homes, rental properties, Estates and Trusts are excluded from this scheme).
- Occupants must have a combined annual household income of $50,000 (gross) or less.
- There must be a non-compliant, legally established wood or coal burner in the property.
- The wood or coal burner must be in a safe, working condition.
- The wood or coal burner should be the property’s only permanent form of heating in the main living area.
- The occupant(s) must agree to remove any other non-compliant appliances** that burn wood or coal i.e. chip heaters, Marshall heaters, cookers, coal ranges or indoor open fires.
If you meet all of the above eligibility criteria, call in at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council office, 1125 Arawa Street, Rotorua to collect an application form OR, print application 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, or a "summary of earnings" from IRD. A letter of income is required for each owner and/or 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 appliances include wood burners installed before 2006 and all coal or multi-fuel burners regardless of when they were installed. Wood burner compliancy can be checked by phoning Rotorua Lakes Council and asking for information regarding the property Building Consent for the wood burner.
The following appliances can no longer be used as a trade for upgrading heating; chip heaters, coal ranges, cookers, Marshall heaters or indoor open fires.
What is an Ultra-Low Emission Burner?