Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40Page 16 | Rotorua Sustainable Living Strategy Toitū te oranga o Rotorua Where are we now? Most Rotorua homes were built to pre-2000 standards and new homes are generally built to the Building Act minimum standards resulting in thermal performance well below best practice. Rotorua's energy inefficient homes increase vulnerability to illness and overcrowding, as residents often cannot afford to heat them adequately. The size and design of Rotorua's housing does not support ageing in place, or independent living for people with disabilities, and may not match the needs of our population makeup in future. Buying and renting homes in Rotorua is more affordable than in larger centres. Council provides 152 low cost housing units for pensioners, and there is increasing demand for these. Residents of Council’s Lucas Place pensioner housing have been working with the support of St Chad’s Communication Centre to develop a community garden. Council has 152 units across five sites around Rotorua. 134 are single-person units and 18 are two- person units. Objective 3 Ka noho te iwi i ngā kāinga whakaruru, ngā kāinga haumaru People live in affordable healthy homes Where are we going? The thermal performance of homes will improve through renovation focused on energy efficiency and innovative design. Improved housing will result in improved health and fewer respiratory and chronic illness admissions to hospital. Awareness of universal design principles will increase accessibility of homes for people with age, mobility and disability issues to enable them to live independently in our community. Our district’s housing plan will take into account the need for a range of size, location and tenure options to improve affordability and quality of homes. A sustainable and collaborative social housing model will be established. Our homes will use energy and water resources efficiently to improve affordability and reduce our environmental impact.