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Agency Details

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Agency ID1139
TitleLivingstone Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 8/8/1903
End Date 15/3/2008
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
17180Minute Books 8/8/1903 15/2/1989
17182Minute Books - Special Meetings 4/6/1962 28/7/1987
17181Reports 7/9/1963 30/11/1985
17186Minute Books - Committees 15/6/1965 9/5/1985
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
897Gogango Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11047Rockhampton Regional Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 8 Aug 1903, Vol. LXXXI, No. 35, p. 268
Queensland Government Gazette 1953, Vol CLXXXIII, p1273
Queensland Government Gazette 1953, Vol CLXXXIV, p284
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1953-54, 1, p57
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
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Livingstone Shire Council was established by change of name from Gogango Shire on 8 Aug 1903.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, street lighting, etc.

Council also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals and traffic. Increased powers were given to Council by subsequent local government legislation, for example, in the areas of public health, building regulation, town planning and the environment, public utilities and business undertakings.

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, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Shire Clerk.

ABOLITION:
On 15 March 2008, Livingstone Shire amalgamated with Mount Morgan and Fitzroy Shires and Rockhampton City to form the Rockhampton Region.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1139, Livingstone Shire Council
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