Ironbark Sustainability:

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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. 

Leading the Smart Lighting Revolution: Smart Lighting Program Mark II Now Open

Ironbark are again joining forces with leading local government associations to assist councils with upgrading public lighting to LEDs and smart lighting. 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 suppliers whose LEDs have been approved for use, but there are also some other big new additions. Everything you need to know is right here including FAQs and the EOI form. And although the program is being led by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGA), we haven't forgotten about councils from SA, NSW, Qld, WA, NT and ACT

Evidence Based Climate Action Planning Webinar

Action. At the end of the day, all the climate modelling, planning, profiles, business cases, targets, carbon budgets all mean nothing if there’s no real on-the-ground action. Council greenhouse inventories are important. As are community emissions profiles and reduction targets. But in themselves they do not reduce a single tonne of emissions. Nearly 100 councils in Australia have completed internationally-recognised community emissions profiles and dozens that have set targets in line with what the science demands. It’s now time to move onto how we can use that information to determine the most effective pathways to action. We’ve got a lot of data at Ironbark and a lot of expertise on local government and climate action. At this special council webinar, we explain how councils can use this data to ensure you are selecting interventions that will give your municipality the best chance of meeting emissions reductions targets.

Australia Hits Half A Million Energy Efficient Street Lights! Number 500,000 Installed in Campbelltown, South Australia

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. The half-a-million light milestone comes just over four years since the first LED bulk changeover in Australia in the City of Warrnambool on the Victorian south-west coast. Congratulations to Campbelltown and SA Power Networks for hitting this major milestone

Science-Derived Emissions Reductions 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! 

Are You Ready for the Smart Lighting Revolution?

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: All the Latest.

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.

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18 April

Nice work @cityportphillip winning the inaugural Water Sensitive Cities Award! It was picked up at the 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference in Brisbane #localgov #leading #climate

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18 April

Not drowning, fighting: Pacific island cities call for a rethink of #climate resilience for the most vulnerable #localgov

Sustainability Vic
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17 April

Entries have opened for the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards! This year we welcome a new category: Environmental Volunteering.For details on all 11 categories, key dates, and tips on entering, visit:

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18 April

Great to see councils & state agencies come together to discuss new research on #WesternSydney future #waste needs at WSROC’s Waste, Growth & Infrastructure forum. @NSW_EPA #sustainability #regional #growth

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Ironbark Sustainability

Suite 8, 70-80 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262