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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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As you’d be aware the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has confirmed that public lighting services in South Australia will be classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS) from 1st July 2020. This has potential impacts for councils who have signed contracts with SAPN to install and maintain LEDs through the SAPN LED or PLC tariffs. We discuss these in our free report for SA councils that explains "everything you need to know about Council-SAPN public lighting contracts and the pending...

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It's 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 due to co-operation between Councils and SA Power Networks, which manages and maintains about 200,000 street lights on behalf of councils and the state government.

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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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South Australian councils are yet to be given the opportunity to jump on board the LED street lighting revolution. Until now. SA councils are invited to a council-only Public Lighting Forum on Thursday 28th July 2016, 10am-1pm at City of Charles Sturt to learn more about how to overcome the traditional barriers and start changing over to LEDs. The Forum will discuss the pioneering work of 9 leading councils from across South Australia who have been having regular, open and collaborative...

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Monday 7th March 2016 marked a special milestone for councils around Australia, with the 300,000th energy efficient street light installed. This has been a remarkable achievement, especially considering that only five years ago the number was a fraction of this. Perhaps the most remarkable – and telling – part is precisely where light number 300,000 was installed. Can you guess?

 

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Whilst project managing the installation of LED projects throughout Australia we come across all sorts of weird and wonderful things. From unique fauna and flora, to old lights in the most odd and interesting of places and of course liaising with council people and their communities all (generally!) rapt to be seeing such a massive energy reduction project up and away. It's great to be able to not only sit behind a computer developing business cases, tender documentation and detailed lighting...

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The who’s who of lighting gathered again for the third Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2015 on 8th and 9th September 2015 in Melbourne. As always, the line-up was strong with representatives from lighting suppliers, manufacturers, roads authorities, councils, state government and distribution businesses. There were presentations on the latest in smart technology; a fascinating panel discussion featuring councils and distribution businesses; a word of warning from Tassie; and council...

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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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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) have announced that they have abandoned plans to change the structure of street lighting regulation in Victoria. The AER had proposed that street lights on dedicated poles would require a negotiated process between councils and Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs). However this has now been scrapped due to substantial concerns raised by Victorian councils and the potential for unforeseen circumstances that would result in councils being worse-off.

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