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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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Ironbark's Paul Brown presented at the WA Local Government (WALGA) Convention in August 2018. The session provided information on what capabilities and capacity currently exists for councils to install and operate their own street lighting and related infrastructure. Things are poised for movement over the next year or so as WA councils and Western Power talk turkey on LED street lighting. We've got LEDs and new tariffs in the wings and some great projects from Esperance and Joondulup which...

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In late April 2018, ICLEI Oceania, Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018, a 34 page report that is the end result of the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed. Download the report and come along to a webinar on Monday 21st May where we'll be presenting the report in detail; analysing some of the trends; getting deeper into the data with our...

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Victorian local government sustainability managers and officers are invited to two special workshops on Thursday 3rd May. The first is Local Government Climate Action in Metro Melbourne (9:30am-12:00pm) and the second is An Introduction to GPC Accounting for Local Governments (1:30pm-3pm). Lunch will be held in between and all Victorian councils are invited. It is free to attend both workshops. Both workshops will be held at Level 10, 225 Bourke Street Melbourne. Check out the details; RSVP; and...

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The Australian Lighting Summit 2017 is back in its 5th year and will be held on the 13th and 14th of September. The Summit is a platform for delegates to learn from, meet and brainstorm with some of the lighting sectors’ best national and international minds. The 2017 Summit’s agenda features lighting experts from across the Australian Government, major city and local councils, a range of universities, associations, public and private companies and international specialists. Check it out!

 

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At the Local Government Energy Efficiency Conference in Sydney last week, keynote speakers discussed funding and financing energy efficiency and sustainability projects. We also heard from the City of Yarra reflect on the value of Yarra becoming Australia's first One Planet Council. Having developed One Planet Council Gap Analysis reports for councils around Australia, Ironbark now has valuable data and has developed tools that allow any council to find out how they measure up against...

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Throughout 2016 Ironbark have been speaking to councils and attending conferences, events and workshops throughout Australia where setting climate targets has been high on the agenda – including greenhouse reduction targets, renewable energy targets, energy efficiency targets and the most recent trend, science-based targets. This has been impacted by some other big changes in council land around the ongoing quest for accurate community emissions data and significant local and international...

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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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The fourth annual Smart Lighting Summit is clearly the premier platform for councils and industry stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve energy efficiency, smart technologies, smart cities, upcoming project opportunities, new technology, and regulations impacting the sector. Last year’s event was truly a "meeting of the minds" and offered highly valuable networking opportunities with all the key players of Australia’s lighting scene. The “who’s who of lighting” will be there as always and...

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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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