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Agency Details

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Agency ID10411
TitleSouthport Shire Council II
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 12/4/1918
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
4465Minute Books 31/3/1903 12/4/1918
5066Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1915 12/4/1918
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1835Southport Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10412Southport Town Council
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 13 Apr 1918, Vol. CX, No. 128, p 1052
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
Southport Divisional Board changed to Southport Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services (such as immunisations), licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests.
The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.
The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire Council included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers, who were paid from the Local Fund.
Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

ABOLITION:
Southport Shire changed to the Town of Southport on 12 Apr 1918.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10411, Southport Shire Council II
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