Mildura heat prompts public housing airconditioner concern

Jay, of Mildura, with his daughter Hayley, 3, in Hayley’s room with the only fan in the house. 
Picture:  Louise Barker
Jay, of Mildura, with his daughter Hayley, 3, in Hayley’s room with the only fan in the house. Picture: Louise Barker

WHEN the temperature inside their home climbs above 40 degrees, Jay soaks a sheet, spreads it over his three-year-old daughter Hayley and turns the fan on high in the hope she will sleep.

Sometimes he blocks the drain in the bathroom, floods the small room (which has a waterproof seal) and turns it into a splash pool.

“She’s only a kid, I want her to have some fun,” Jay said.

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