Concern about untidy empty sections being a health and fire risk, and an eyesore
Encourage ICC to use/enforce bylaws to identify and get offending sections tidied up
ICC actively managing situation, with regular monitoring programme. so far many sections cleaned up. Members of the public are commenting positively.
Concern about derelict empty properties being fire and health risk
ICC now has a register of these properties
ICC now has strategy for addressing the issues. Legal issues dealt with. 9 houses already demolished
Concern about derelict occupied houses
Identify the properties and share information with ICC. Approach ICC to use the bylaws to address the issue
Properties are identified and agreed. Project requires more legal action and will involve ICC and PHO. Strategy being developed
Concern about Invercargill housing stock being prone to house fires
Support fire service plan with letter to ILT to supply a new smoke alarm to every house in South Invercargill
Letter sent to ILT. Positive response – the project is on their list. Fire Service now has a programme to upgrade smoke alarms where needed.
Two have been held, with seven categories in each
Successfully completed. Will review in 2016.
Encourage investment of time and energy to create healthy homes
- Collaborate with local agencies like Fire Service, Police, Warm Homes Trust, Habitat for Humanity, ICC, Beautification group
- Further public meeting on eco efficient homes put on by ICC Eco Design Advisorp
3 meetings held for owner-occupiers, tenants, and later, landlords. Enthusiastic but small attendance numbers
Encourage residents to invest time and energy to create attractive neighbourhoods.
Hold Tenant of the year competition.
Competition successfully held in December 2014. Next one planned for 2015 include both Tenants and Landlords.
Concern about Invercargill housing stock being prone to house fires.
Create an electric blanket testing station in the South Alive community hub.
South City Electrical & Security tested over 50 blankets over 4 days in April 2015 for a donation of $2. This will be repeated next Autumn.