REDLAND City Council is budgeting for a $2 million carbon tax bill this year.
The extra expense from the federal tax, introduced on July 1, will be accounted for in this year's budget, which will be handed down on Thursday.
Mayor Karen Williams said $1.2 million of the estimated carbon tax bill was for disposing city waste at landfill sites outside Redland.
The rest, about $800,000, would cover the forecast rise in the price council pays for goods and services, such as fuel and electricity.
"I am mindful of the rising costs of living faced by Redland households and the impact of consecutively high rate increases over the last term of council," Cr Williams said.
"I was elected mayor on a 'back to basics' platform that included restricting the rate rise at, or below, CPI.
"Although the carbon tax has made this more difficult, I am aiming to deliver on my promises," she said.
The mayor said the council would include information about the carbon tax impacts in quarterly rate notices, due to be sent to ratepayers this month.
Cr Williams was speaking out about the carbon tax at last week's Local Government Association of Queensland's forum on the Sunshine Coast, where Local Government Minister David Crisafulli told mayors all ratepayers would be affected.
Redland City, however, evaded being mentioned in Mr Crisafulli's list of 12 councils in line to bear the brunt of the tax, which was "backing councils into a corner".
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