Agency Details

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Agency ID1069
TitleLandsborough Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 22/2/1912
End Date 19/12/1987
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17128Loan Account Cash Book 1/1/1912 31/12/1916
17135Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1912 31/12/1949
5758Minute Books 12/4/1912 19/12/1987
10563General Cash Books 26/4/1912 28/11/1931
10558Rate Cash Books 1/6/1912 30/11/1941
17130Special Loan Rates Register 1/6/1913 28/2/1918
2485Committee Minute Books 29/2/1940 19/12/1987
17133Valuation Register 18/4/1944 31/12/1957
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
550Caboolture Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2091Caloundra City Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1912, Vol. XCVIII, p.435
Queensland Government Gazette 1987, Vol. CCLXXXVI, No. 74, p.1607
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Establishing Local Authorities Acts 1902

Abolishing Local Government Act 1987
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils (converting municipalities into towns, and divisions into shires).
Subsequently, Landsborough Shire was formed from part of Caboolture Shire on 22 Feb 1912. It became Caloundra City on 19 Dec 1987.

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of 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.

Councils were also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.

Councils could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Shire Councils included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, Councils could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Councils 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 Councils. Councils submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID1069, Landsborough Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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