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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.

On this page you can search through all of these free resources by either high level categories, tags or free search in the search box. You'll see that each resource contains related news so you can explore further.

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Ironbark are thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with ICLEI Oceania and Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) to develop the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed! We're inviting Australian council and community stakeholders to take part in the survey to better understand local government climate change actions, policies, strategies and targets. The survey will identify successful case studies across Australia and help...

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After the first ERF auction in April 2015 it was clear that opportunities for councils are extremely limited. However, with the second auction taking place in early November 2015 and possibly a third in early 2016, changes may be a foot. Will councils be able to participate in future auctions? What types of projects could be eligible - such as buildings, street lighting and landfill gas projects? What are the best opportunities for councils? How should a council bid? What will be the impact of...

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Eurobodalla Shire Council and Tweed Shire Council both avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs at their water pumping stations by being strategic about where and when they pump water. This project is replicable where any site has high demand (known as KVA) charges and machinery with flexible operation times. Here they share their learnings and outline tips for other councils wanting to be smart about how they operate their major machinery.

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The Government Sustainability conference has become a staple on the local government calendar and this year there are some great sustainability and energy efficiency projects to be showcased. Ironbark’s Alexi Lynch will also be presenting on Day 1, talking about how councils can unlock millions of dollars of energy efficiency funding. Based on Ironbark’s experience and the experience of other councils around Australia, he’ll analyse 10 key lessons for councils to access funding available for...

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In 2012 Hume City Council, on behalf of members of the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), received funding through the Victorian Sustainability Accord to conduct research into "Waste issues involved with a street lighting changeover" and "Street lighting efficiency in growth area councils". Ironbark was engaged to undertake the research and reports are available to download as well as two recorded webinars where we summarised the key issues and opportunities.

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Ironbark Sustainability

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Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262
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