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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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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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Australian councils are leading the way when it comes to changing to LED street lights. Indeed, over 18% of all Australian street lights have now been changed over to more energy efficient alternatives, including 26% of all residential (or local) roads. Every single successful project in Australia has been the result of cooperative dialogue and relationships between councils, DNSPs and other key stakeholders. We know that collaboration works. We know that arguing doesn’t. Which brings us onto...

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Procuring, commissioning and monitoring rooftop solar. Hmmm, not the sexiest topics agreed, but important ones that can avoid ongoing headaches in council-land. And with Harry Fricke of Moonee Valley and Peter Vun of Kur-ring-gai councils imparting not only years of solar experience but also actual tender and maintenance documents, there is nothing to gain but valuable knowledge, even for those who think they are old hat at solar projects. This is guaranteed to save councils time when procuring...

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The results of the first round of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program have been released by the Federal Government; and they’re very interesting! NSW is leading the way in terms of the number of projects and the funding secured, but there are innovative proposals from all states on the list covering transport, planning, energy, and many more areas. However, it is key that the Federal Government does not see ‘Smart’ as simply an alternative label for information technology, but instead views it...

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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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The Energy Efficiency in Local Government conference in Sydney is fast approaching and if you haven’t got the 16th-17th September dates locked in your calendar already then lock it in, get your tickets and head along! There are a bunch of special workshops being delivered around the conference, including a day-long session on how Australian councils can make the switch to LED street lighting. This isn’t a theoretical workshop. It’s not a discussion on what “could happen” if all the ducks are...

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The Lighting the West project is a partnership between Wyndham City, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay Councils to bring sustainable street lighting to the west. As part of the project, over 26,000 80W mercury vapour street lights will be changed to energy efficient technology across the municipalities. There is a strong community engagement and education component to the project and one of our favourite activities has been the installation of 45 educational footpath decals that have...

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Is your council is currently scoping or planning a public lighting project? Want to know how much funding your council could receive through the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) for energy efficient street lighting projects? Download our free ERF calculator that allows you to plug in some basic information to calculate the amount of funding you may be eligible to receive!

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Ironbark was delighted to be at the launch of the Light Years Ahead LED street lighting project on Friday 22nd May – a project that will bring together 9 councils in Western Sydney to changeover 13,000 old inefficient street lights to modern and efficient LEDs. The project is a first for NSW as it's the first time councils have worked together to plan for and implemented an accelerated LED project or "bulk changeover" of lights. Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills,...

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The energy efficiency revolution in Australia is continuing full-speed ahead and in early April 2015 the 200,000th energy efficient street light was changed over! As of 29th of April the Australian Energy Efficient Street Lighting Counter stood at an incredible 203,227 lights, representing over 1.36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas abatement. To provide some context to this figure, it's the same as taking 267,442 cars off the road per year or heating and cooling 580,808 Australian homes for a...

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