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Carbon Accounting – Banana Shire Council (QLD)

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.


A range of opportunities were identified in FY 2012/13 greenhouse gas assessment, which included:

  • Implementation of robust emissions data collection methodologies
  • Installation of energy-saving technology at Council operated wastewater treatment plants
  • Mitigation of methane emissions from Council operated landfills
  • Replacement of general fleet with fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicles
  • Upgrading streetlights with energy efficient lamp technology (i.e. LED)


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