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Agency ID11040
TitleSunshine Coast Regional Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 15/3/2008
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Administers local government and provides public services within the boundaries of the region

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Agency IDTitle
11566Noosa Shire Council (II)
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Agency IDTitleRelationship
11566Noosa Shire Council (II)Local government area
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Information Sources

Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
"What's happened to my Council", Report of the Local Government Reform Commission 2008, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 26
Local Government, Sport and Recreation Department, "Implementation Regulation", viewed 28 Feb 2008,
Subordinate Legislation 2013 No 48
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Act 1993
Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government Act 2009
Subordinate Legislation 2013 No 48

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Following recommendations of the Local Government Reform Commission Report 2007 regarding the re-structuring of local government in Queensland, 115 local governments were abolished and new local governments established while nine others had their boundaries adjusted. Elections for the new or existing shire and city Councils and the new class of regional Councils were held on 15 March 2008.

Caloundra City and Maroochy and Noosa Shires amalgamated to form the Sunshine Coast Region. Noosa Shire Council was later established as a new local government area upon de-amalgamation from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on 1 January 2014, following a vote taken the previous year.

Local Government Councils under the "Local Government Act 1993" and subsequent "Local Government Act 2009" and through local laws: promote economic development; own and manage public infrastructure including roads and public works, sewerage, and water storage and distribution; regulate activities which affect the environment including air, noise and water quality, land use and waste disposal, pests and noxious weeds, and building control; provide community services including recreational and cultural facilities and public health services.

Under the "Local Government Act 2009". local governments have " the power to do anything that is necessary or convenient for the good rule and local government of its local government area" including conduct joint government activities, engage in business enterprises. construct and maintain roads and other infrastructure. Indigenous Councils which are also Trustee Councils are responsible for business related to trust land while Community Forums may be established to discuss community issues.

Councils generate revenue from rates, service charges, grants and subsidies from state and federal governments, and loans for major projects.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is comprised of a mayor and one councillor elected for each of the 12 divisions.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID11040, Sunshine Coast Regional Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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