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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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Ironbark are again joining forces with local government associations to assist councils with upgrading their street lights. Now that many councils have all but completed the upgrade of old inefficient lights to LEDs on minor roads, it’s onto main roads, smarter technology, more market contestability, more council control and an expansion interstate. The MAV-LGAT Smart Lighting Program Mark II will again offer councils the opportunity to purchase LEDs directly from a standing panel of lighting...

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Ironbark Sustainability assisted WSROC to deliver the Light Years Ahead program which is now award winning, having taken the Green Globe under the category of Resource Efficiency in this year’s NSW State Government’s awards for sustainability. The program demonstrates a gold standard approach for planning and implementation, as well as ticking all the boxes in terms of demonstrating the financial, social and environmental benefits of bulk street lighting changeover projects. Recently, WSROC and...

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At the Local Government Energy Efficiency Conference in Sydney last week, keynote speakers discussed funding and financing energy efficiency and sustainability projects. We also heard from the City of Yarra reflect on the value of Yarra becoming Australia's first One Planet Council. Having developed One Planet Council Gap Analysis reports for councils around Australia, Ironbark now has valuable data and has developed tools that allow any council to find out how they measure up against...

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The who’s who of lighting will gather again for the third Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8th and 9th September 2015. As always, the line-up is strong with representatives from lighting suppliers, manufacturers, roads authorities, councils, state government and distribution businesses. This year’s speakers include Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, City of Melbourne’s Ian Dryden, Ironbark’s Paul...

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If you haven’t already got your tickets, the Energy Efficiency in Local Government Conference in Sydney next month (16th-17th September) is a beauty, with the range of speakers from leading councils trumping other conferences from the last few years. There are presentations from all of the leading councils with Yarra, Moreland, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney City Councils all attending to discuss the most innovative projects and programs that Australian local government has to offer. Check out...

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It was a day of celebration in early September 2014 as the first local government in Australia, and only the third in the world, was officially certified as a One Planet Council, recognition which is reserved for councils who are leading the charge on sustainable living. See who it is, how they did it, and more importantly how you can benchmark your council using the most comprehensive sustainability framework going around!

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"You don’t have to have experience or a definitive plan or money – we didn’t have any of these things when we first started the High Line. That’s the magic of it – just starting it. People get hung up when they think they need these things – in some ways, it’s better to have neither. It forces you to be resourceful and look for others who have the skills to gather around the project." This is the advice from Thriving Neighbourhoods keynote speaker Robert Hammond, co-founder of New York’s High...

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