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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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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...

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Big changes have been announced for South Australian street lighting with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) confirming that public lighting services in the state will now be regulated and classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS). This a good outcome and will provide a lot more certainty for SA councils, who have clearly suffered through a lack of bargaining power and less control over tariff increase. The ACS model has led to demonstrably better outcomes for Australian councils in...

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Ironbark's Paul Brown presented at the WA Local Government (WALGA) Convention in August 2018. The session provided information on what capabilities and capacity currently exists for councils to install and operate their own street lighting and related infrastructure. Things are 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...

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We've got some big news in the street lighting world that you really should be aware of! Some of it requires thought and planning. Some of it will have impacts on your job. All of it is valuable information... Australian Local Government Smart Lighting Pilots; Stranded Assets; the Minimata Convention; Regulation Changes and more. So sit back and enjoy the presentation style and experience of two of Australia's leading street lighting expert in our June 2018 special council smart lighting...

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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. We’ve got a likely regulatory change to street lighting from NDS and ACS. And of course, the LGA have announced that they are no longer progressing on their bid to establish a public...

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Ironbark are working with Sustainability Victoria to deliver a series of carbon accounting webinars as part of the Local Government Energy Saver (LGES) Program. The webinars are free for any council around Australia to attend and will cover Greenhouse Emissions Reporting for Corporate and Community (Wednesday 16th May 10:00am-12:00pm (AEST)); Greenhouse Gas Data Management (Wednesday May 30th 10:00am-11:00am) and Science Based Targets (Tuesday 19th June 10:00am-11:30am). Hurry up and register! ...

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In early 2017, Australian local government passed a tremendous milestone with the number of councils that have completed an energy efficient street lighting changeover passing the century mark. There have now been over 462,000 street lights already changed over in Australia to energy efficient alternatives like LED, representing around 18% of all lights and 26% of all residential (or local) roads. While there's still a long way to go, this dwarfs what's happening around the world with only 1% of...

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In late April 2018, ICLEI Oceania, Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018, a 34 page report that is the end result of the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed. Download the report and come along to a webinar on Monday 21st May where we'll be presenting the report in detail; analysing some of the trends; getting deeper into the data with our...

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The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is the leading international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society. A new draft common global reporting framework has been released and ICLEI Oceania are seeking feedback and input. Come along to the webinar on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - hear what this all means and have your say in program design!

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Here we go again! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years you’d be aware of the Federal Government’s “smart cities” push, which included a Smart Cities Summit in April 2016, launching Australia's very first Smart Cities Plan, and the first round of funding announced late last year. Round Two of the Program has just been announced and will be open for applications until 2nd July 2018. Over the last 5 years we’ve worked on funding applications with hundreds of councils around...

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