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Agency ID11876
TitleBurrum Shire Council II
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 17/2/1917
End Date 20/12/1975
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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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 17/2/1917 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 6/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1975
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
950Hervey Bay Shire Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 17 Feb 1917, Vol. CVIII, No. 75, p 673, 674
Queensland Government Gazette 20 Dec 1975, Vol. CCL, No. 81, p. 1533
Local Authorities Act 1902
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902; Order in Council 15 Feb 1917
Abolishing Local Government Act 1936-1975; Order in Council 18 Dec 1975
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
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Pialba Shire was abolished on 17 Feb 1917 and Burrum Shire was re-established from Howard and Pialba Shires and parts of Maryborough City and Antigua Shire.

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

The Shire Council included a chairman 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 including a Shire Clerk 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.

Hervey Bay Shire was established by change of name from Burrum Shire on 20 Dec 1975.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11876, Burrum Shire Council II
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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