Please be aware that existing voluntary rates will continue to apply, however no new applications are being accepted.
Service providers are those who have entered into an agreement with the Council to deliver insulation and clean heating upgrades. They are subject to product specification, performance and auditing controls by EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority).
The Council recognised service providers are:
|Absolute Energy Ltd||www.absoluteenergy.co.nz|
|Air Con Nelson Limited||www.airconnelson.co.nz|
|Days Plumbing 2012||www.days.co.nz|
For existing Warm Tasman ratepayers, applications would have been received from you if:
No new applications are being received.
Previously, applications of up to:
Heating appliances that produce little or no air pollution and are efficient to run are often called Clean Heating Systems. For homeowners in the Richmond Airshed, there are a variety of systems that qualified as compliant wood burners under this scheme.
The Council continues to encourage people to ensure their wood burner is operated with minimal smoke and, where necessary, is upgraded to a more efficent and clean-burning heating option.
Wood burners all have different characteristics and prices, so talk to your service provider about your situation. The clean heating appliance options include:
You can get more information about
Installation of woodburners and pellet fires requires building consent.
The Council’s voluntary targeted rate offer was available to ratepayers in conjunction with the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme. The amount applied for is paid back (with interest and a $260 admin fee) over nine years along with the property’s rates. To see what you might be paying back, look at the table below.
|Assistance* based on 6.1 per cent interest|
|Per Annum Cost||$652.07||$739.57||$1352.07|
This increase on your rates will not start until a new rates year. Please note that these amounts can change on 1 July.
Note – The interest rate is set annually by the Council and is subject to change.
The Council will pay the money directly to your service provider.
The Council will charge a “targeted rate” on your regular rates bill over a period of nine years.
You will repay the original amount that the Council paid, its interest costs of borrowing the money (6.1% interest in the first year) and an administration fee of $260. The interest rate is set once per year and subject to change.
Yes. Please contact us or phone Customer Services 03 543 8400 for further information.
Please contact us or phone Customer Services 03 543 8400 to discuss the outstanding balance.
The rate stays with the house and this rate, along with the Warm Tasman insulation or clean heating solution, continues to stay with the house. You will be required to inform the purchaser of your property of this targeted rate (this is usually done through your solicitor).
The rate will be notified on your property’s Land Information Memorandum. You can also contact us to see about a lump sum repayment before your property is sold.
The Council doesn't have any plans to restart this scheme.
It may reconsider this if the Goverment reintroduces subsidies or grants for upgrading home heating or insulation.