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Follow these steps to learn key information about enclosed burners, if you are affected by the Nelson Air Quality rules, and what you need to do.
Enclosed solid fuel burners cannot be installed in the Nelson Urban Area unless they are replacing an existing lawfully established solid fuel burner. If there is no existing solid fuel burner in your home you can install an ultra-low emission pellet fire, gas or diesel burner or electric heating such as a heat pump.
Note if you are replacing an existing solid fuel burner with another solid fuel burner, you must have your building consent for the new burner lodged with Council and issued before you remove the existing burner.
Use of some enclosed burners are banned as of 1 January 2012. Depending on the airshed in which you live, and depending on when your burner was originally installed, you may very well be affected. Find out more by reading on.
An enclosed burner is a small-scale fuel burning appliance, where combustion of solid fuel occurs within a firebox enclosed by a door, and where there is generally a controlled supply of air to the fire. It includes free-standing or in-built woodburners, pellet fires, potbelly stoves, multi-fuel burners like Junos and 'chippies', and coal ranges, but excludes any open fire.
Nelson's address list (no names or ownership information) is available so you can lookup your address and learn which airshed you live in. Once you are done, go to the next step below and determine if you are affected, and when.
Once you've got your airshed information, read on.
There is no scheduled phase out of enclosed burners in these areas. An existing enclosed burner can only be replaced with an authorised burner from the Council list, except at The Glen where any house can have an authorised burner.
Your installation records will provide an answer to this, but if you don't know, phone Council on +64 3 546 0200 to find out.
The Council has finished it's Clean Heat Warm Home scheme so no longer provides funding to replace burners.
However, you may be eligible for the government's ENERGYWISETM funding subsidies for insulation and heating via a private provider operating in Nelson. Visit the Energywise website for details.
If you want more detail, feel free to read more detail about the new Air Quality Rules, see Nelson's Air Quality Plan for more information.
Contact the Team Leader Environmental Services on +64 3 546 0423.