Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme

30 April 2023
Development West Coast
1,065 West Coast homes insulated with DWC support.

In 2023 Development West Coast (DWC) has allocated $150,000 over three years to the Community Energy Action Trust (CEA) to carry out the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority's (EECA) "Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme on the West Coast.

DWC has contributed a further $200,000 to CEA towards Buller homes as part of DWC's Buller Flood Recovery package.

Since 2021, DWC funding has helped secure an additional $3m in co-funding from EECA and discretionary funding from CEA.

1,065 West Coast homes have received free ceiling and/or underfloor insulation, and subsidised heating through the programme. In addition to keeping the West Coast community warmer, drier, and healthier, the funding has also provided the opportunity to support West Coast suppliers.

Warmer Kiwi Homes 2021-2023

  • Homes insulated with DWC support: 1,065
  • External co-funding attracted: $3m