Cooling your home - retrofits and adaptations for summer heat


Cooling your home



Monday, 25 October 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sunday, 31 October 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

As part of our program to increase community resilience in extreme weather events, Central Coast Council is pleased to provide access to a free online workshop for Central Coast residents to help plan efficient actions to stay cool at home in hot weather and extreme heat.


Many homes are not built for extreme heat - however there are DIY adaptations that can make your home more comfortable and safe - for both owners and renters.

Presented by Dr John Shiel and other guests, this workshop is interactive and offers practical information on:

• installing cost-effective retrofits

• updating appliances and using them more strategically

• creating an efficient one-room Cool Retreat

• simple behavioural adaptions to stay cool and survive heatwaves


The second part of the workshop is an opportunity to discuss DIY changes you can make at your home with guest subject-matter experts.

Although some of the content will be specific to Hunter Residents, The concepts and strategies to minimise the impact of extreme heat can be utilised by any resident on the Central Coast.


Proudly funded by the NSW Government ‘Increasing Resilience to Climate Change’ community grant program.



6.30pm Monday 25 October - featuring Dungog

11am Tuesday 26 October- featuring Central Coast

5pm Wednesday 27 October

12 noon Thursday 28 October - featuring Newcastle

3pm Sunday 31 October



* The information presented in the workshop and materials provided belong to the author. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Central Coast Council or its employees.

The information is of a general nature and it should not be relied upon as specific advice for any house.


Tags (search)



Add new comment

Limited HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <div> <span> <strike> <sup> <sub> <address> <pre> <hr> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <blockquote>
  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Contact Information

Central Coast Council


Online Event
Wyong NSW 2259
View Cooling your home - retrofits and adaptations for summer heat in Google Maps
Last updated : Tue 12 Oct 2021