Will the Government consider funding the installation of air conditioning in
all social housing in the community of Wilcannia?
Many social housing properties in Wilcannia currently have air conditioning.
The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) rolled out an air conditioning (AC) program
to AHO owned homes in the hottest parts of NSW in 2017, which included
Wilcannia. During this program, energy efficient air conditioners were
installed in properties that did not have cooling.
A number of AHO homes in Wilcannia had existing Evaporative cooling systems
which were left in place if they were in good working order.
Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) own 64 properties in the
town. All the properties have cooling through Evaporative cooler units.
I am advised that Wilcannia LALC are currently looking to install air
conditioning systems and solar PV on their homes and are currently seeking
funding through the Regional Aboriginal Housing Leadership Assembly