Expo a roar­ing suc­cess

Clutha Leader - - PROSOUTH - RICHARD DAV­I­SON

Mil­ton’s in­au­gu­ral Cosy Homes Expo has been dubbed a ‘‘roar­ing suc­cess’’ by or­gan­is­ers, after more than 90 peo­ple at­tended late last month.

Now event con­vener and Cosy Homes Trust project man­ager Jor­dana Whyte wants to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing for Mil­ton lo­cals wish­ing to im­prove their liv­ing con­di­tions.

The event had high­lighted a gen­uine need in the com­mu­nity for those eager to ac­cess sub­si­dies to­wards home in­su­la­tion and heat­ing.

‘‘In­spired by the Otago Re­gional Coun­cil air­shed pro­gramme, we’ve brought to­gether a wide range of fund­ing and service providers giv­ing lo­cal house­hold­ers sev­eral op­tions to im­prove their do­mes­tic heat­ing and in­su­la­tion at sub­sidised or low cost.

‘‘If any­body missed the launch expo last month, but still wants to find out what help is avail­able to them, they can ei­ther drop by dur­ing open of­fice hours later this month, or give us a call at any time.’’

Although Mil­ton had been tar­geted for the pro­gramme, other south Otago res­i­dents could also ac­cess many of the sub­si­dies.

‘‘Peo­ple are of­ten sur­prised to learn how many dif­fer­ent pro­grammes are in place to help with this is­sue.‘‘

Check out fur­ther cosy­homes.org.nz de­tails at

The expo provided in­for­ma­tion on op­tions for home in­su­la­tion and heat­ing.

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