Carbon Inventory – Banana Shire

Banana Shire Council engaged CarbonetiX to develop a greenhouse gas inventory for the 2012/13 financial year. This involved the measurement of emissions generated by the Council’s landfills, wastewater treatment plants, fleet, stationary fuels, street lighting and electricity consumption. The results of the FY2012/13 greenhouse gas inventory were compared to a baseline inventory developed in 2009 to gauge the environmental performance of the Council and identify prioritised areas to target emissions reduction.

Banana Shire Council Emissions Breakdown – FY 2012/13



  • To improve the reporting processes of Council’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • To identify and document opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by Council operations
  • To empower stakeholders to act on the recommendations proposed by CarbonetiX


The range of opportunities identified in FY 2012/13 greenhouse gas assessment enables the following key benefits:

  • Stream-lined emissions data collection and reporting processes
  • Reduced electricity bills
  • Reduced C02 emissions
  • Reduced operational costs

“The data from the Inventory has been crucial to assisting Council in developing sustainable policies and guiding future projects. I found working with CarbonetiX to be very productive and was highly impressed by their efficiency and attention to detail. I was very satisfied with the Inventory delivered and I would certainly consider working with the team from CarbonetiX again in the future.” Brendan Wogandt, Environmental Sustainability Advisor