The Australian Local Government Climate Change Experts

For nearly two decades, Ironbark Sustainability has worked with councils and their communities to reduce greenhouse emissions, tackle climate change and implement sustainability projects and programs. There are 537 local governments in Australia and since we began our journey in 2004, we’ve worked with 260 of them, covering 86% of the population, in every state and territory

If there’s a local government project or challenge that involves climate change and sustainability, then we’re interested in finding out more.

If we can help then we’d love to be part of your project team. If it’s an area outside of our expertise then we’d love to pass you onto the very best people we know who can help you with that challenge. 

Since 2004, we’ve seen state, national and international climate programs coming and going. We’ve seen governments come and go. And we’ve seen funding programs come and go. But real action on climate always starts with a good idea and a good business case.

All through this time, we’ve only ever focused on projects and programs that will lead to real action. Whether on council facilities and assets or in the boarder community, the concept of real action underpins everything we do. We’re proud that the projects that we’ve been involved in – advising, preparing, or getting our hands dirty project managing – have resulted in real projects that will deliver 3.64 million tonnes of greenhouse gas abatement as well as over $550 million in financial savings

With 25 staff across four states, we’re agile and at the cutting edge of new ideas. 

We don’t work for other sectors, our mission is to help councils and their communities – and that is what we focus on. All our senior staff have worked at a council or local government organisation in the past so if you’re from a council or working with local government and want to talk about real action on climate and sustainability, give us a call anytime.

We never charge for a chat and are always happy to share our learnings.