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Agency ID11877
TitleHervey Bay Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 10/9/1977
End Date 18/2/1984
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

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231Local Government Department I 10/9/1977 18/2/1984
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Previous Agencies

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950Hervey Bay Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

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6064Hervey Bay City Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 10 Sep 1977, Vol. CCLVI, No. 8, p. 126
Queensland Government Gazette, 18 Feb 1984, Vol. CCLXXV, No. 31, p. 588
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Establishing Local Government Act 1936-1977
Abolishing Local Government Act 1936-1983
Administered Local Government Act 1936
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Hervey Bay Shire Council became Hervey Bay Town Council on 10 September 1977.

The functions and powers of the Council under the Local Government Act 1936 included construction and maintenance of roads and streets, bridges, wharves and jetties and other public works, control of traffic, use of land and buildings for the provision of public services and amenities including fire stations, parks, libraries and other recreational, educational and civic facilities, pounds, cemeteries, dams, reservoirs and water supply infrastructure, gas and electricity works, street lighting, rubbish dumps, sewerage farms and disposal works.

The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Town Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, the Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

Hervey Bay Town was constituted a City on 18 February 1984.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11877, Hervey Bay Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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