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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. 

Special GHG Training for Melbourne Councils: Methods and Processes for Preparing GPC-Compliant Municipal Emissions Inventories

Melbourne councils are invited to a comprehensive GPC workshop on Wednesday 5th September 2018 as a part of The Local Government Climate Change Professional Development Program. This workshop is focused on building the skills for creating and maintaining GPC-compliant profiles for your council, including reporting to international programs, interpreting and reviewing local data; and understanding the ongoing programme of peer-to-peer support available as part of this project. This program aims to build capacity for local government officers in metropolitan Melbourne to develop municipality-wide carbon inventories using the GPC standard for community emissions. Sign up for free!

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

Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
10 August

Residents of 8 @VicCouncils will be able to put food scraps into green waste bins next year! The composting facility will recycle 120,000 tonnes of food/organic waste per year and produce 50,000 tonnes of high-grade compost

City of Kwinana
Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
04 August

Did you know the City has installed two drainage nets in Henley Reserve? Started as a trial to reduce the discharge of rubbish from drainage systems, these nets have collected 370kg of debris from entering our nature reserve since their installation >

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Western Sydney ROC
Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
02 August

.@WSROC_Australia and @CumberlandSyd explain how collaboration and data sharing are helping to tackle litter in the #Parramatta River. #LitterCongress2018 #LitterLess2018 #WarOnWasteAU

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Cheryl Batagol
Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
27 July

I have a real longing for the Yarra, the Maribyrnong to be swimmable. Imagine hot summer days....We could do it, big effort but we could.

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Ironbark Sustainability

Suite 8, 70-80 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262