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Ironbark Sustainability is a specialist local government consultancy that works with councils and key local government stakeholders around Australia by assisting them to reduce energy and water usage through sustainable asset and data management and on-the-ground implementation. Over the last decade, we have assisted over 250 Australian councils with the implementation of sustainable asset management projects.

Our mission is to achieve real action on sustainability for councils and their communities.

Check out the hundreds of resources we've developed for councils, sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss the latest project or funding news, or contact us to discuss anything related to local government and sustainability. 

Australia Hits Half A Million Energy Efficient Street Lights! Number 500,000 Installed in Campbelltown, South Australia

Tuesday 11th September 2018 marks a special moment for councils around Australia with the 500,000th energy efficient street light installed. Light number 500,000 was installed in the City of Campbelltown in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide, which is fitting given the pace of change and number of LEDs now being installed throughout South Australia. The half-a-million light milestone comes just over four years since the first LED bulk changeover in Australia in the City of Warrnambool on the Victorian south-west coast. Congratulations to Campbelltown and SA Power Networks for hitting this major milestone

Join the Ironbark team in Western Sydney

We are excited to be seeking a suitably experienced and qualified person to take on the role of Western Sydney Sustainability Projects and Liasion Officer for 2-4 days per week based in Western Sydney. The position will require a person who can work independently, has lots motivation, great communication skills and a strong desire to be part of a team that delivers real outcomes in the area of sustainability.

Ironbark has an organisational culture that is open and encourages new and innovative ideas. Our 23 staff work closely and support each other as well as our clients, and we offer flexible working arrangements. If you’re interested in being a part of a professional team committed to delivering quality projects, have an eye for innovation, and are dedicated to the continued development of strong partnerships with clients, then we'd love to hear from you!

Turtles, Prince Charles, Disney, Rum and Smart Lighting

On Thursday 15th February 2018 three of the Ironbark team were in a series of meetings with Bundaberg Regional Council in Queensland as we sought input in the development of Council's new Clean Energy Bundaberg strategy. We were facilitating workshops with staff from Assets, Transport, Finance, Buildings, Environment, Parks and Gardens, Executive Management and everything in between when things took an interesting turn!

Smart Lighting Summit 2018: Preview Videos of the Presentations and Topics in Advance!

It's back... The Smart Lighting Summit, Australia's leading smart lighting event focusing on street, outdoor, urban and public lighting will be held on 11-12 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Want to know what's happening in the world of smart lighting and get a sneak peak of what will be presented at the Summit? We've got a bunch of short (2m-4m) videos for you. These informative insights are by the people and organisations who actually deliver the projects and can talk openly and honestly from experience. So click here to hear about smart lighting and urban heat island effect; blue light and health and safety; major roads projects; the EU's largest permanent outdoor testing field for smart lighting solutions; street lighting asset ownership, network usage, hardware providers; and more.

Science-Derived Targets for Local Government Webinar: Online Now! 

Ironbark have worked with Sustainability Victoria to deliver a series of carbon accounting webinars as part of the Local Government Energy Saver (LGES) Program. The webinars covered greenhouse emissions reporting for corporate and community; greenhouse gas data management and science based targets. The webinars are now available! 

WA Smart Lighting: Ironbark Presents on Smart Lighting and LEDs at WALGA Conference in Perth

Ironbark Managing Director Paul Brown presented at the WA Local Government (WALGA) Convention on Thursday 2nd August 2018. This session provided information on what capabilities and capacity currently exists for Local Governments to install and operate their own street lighting and related infrastructure. Things appear poised for movement over the next year or so as WA councils and Western Power talk turkey on LED street lighting. We've got LEDs and new tariffs in the wings and some great projects from Esperance and Joondulup which point towards a steady increase in the use of LEDs across the state.

Are You Ready for the Smart Lighting Revolution? Special Council Webinar now online!

There is always big news in the street lighting world. Some of it requires thought and planning. Some of it will impact how you do your job. We've packaged a host of  valuable information for you... Australian Local Government Smart Lighting Pilots; Stranded Assets; the Minimata Convention; Regulation Changes and more. Take a look at our council webinar to hear the latest on smart street lighting direct from Australia's experts and what it means for you and your council. 

Big South Australian Smart Lighting Program Update and Webinar.

Well it’s been a big, big, big few months in South Australian street lighting. We’ve had a few LED projects start and some of the larger ones like Onkaparinga wrap-up (ahead of time!). In the last few weeks alone the Cities of Unley and Campbelltown have both resolved to changeover to LEDs through the PLC tariff and the LGA have announced that they are no longer progressing on their bid to establish a public lighting company to own, operate and manage street lighting. So what next? Watch our special South Australian Smart Lighting Program Webinar where we’ll take you through everything you need to know to get up to speed and plan your projects.

Stop press: As of early August 2018 the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has also confirmed that public lighting services in SA will now be regulated and classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS).

Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018 Now Available 

We're thrilled to have launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018 with project partners ICLEI Oceania and Beyond Zero Emissions. This 34 page report is the end result of the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed. The report finds local governments and their communities are leading the way on climate action, which align with the latest climate science and international agreements. There's a heap of information on key findings, results, state overviews, case studies and recommendations. Download the report here

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12 September

@waynewescott CEO at @GreenfleetAust looking at next generation sustainability projects #AUSLIGHT2018

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17 September

When two worlds potentially collide the best outcome is that it marks the beginning of a new conversation about the urban landscape that truly includes all stakeholders. @urbanlightlab

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17 September

Nearly 15 years into this work... this was one of the best panel sessions we've ever been involved in. Thanks to the speakers, great to get hear diverse views, get out of our echo chambers and talk about these critical issues in a public forum

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17 September

@Theresabemused @expotradeglobal @unimelb @cityofmelbourne @SchrederGroup @urbanlightlab Many thanks for coming along and speaking @Theresabemused your presentation was outstanding. And great to have the key players all discussing their views on the same stage, hope we can do it again next year and see how far we've come

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Ironbark Sustainability

Suite 8, 70-80 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262