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Agency ID131
TitleLaidley Divisional Board II
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 1/7/1902
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
483Valuation Registers 1/1/1890 31/12/1900
479Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1902 31/3/1903
600Cash Book 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
602Contract Ledgers 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
595General Cash Books 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
598General Ledgers 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
615Letterbooks 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
446Minute Books 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
605Rate Cash Books 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 1/7/1902 31/3/1903
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Government Act 1878
Local Authorities Act 1902 (proclaimed 31 Dec 1902; commenced 31 March 1903)
Queensland Government Gazette 1902, Vol LXXIX, No 1, pp1,2
Blake, W.R.E., The Laidley Shire, 1991
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Legislation

Establishing Queensland Government Gazette 1902, Vol LXXIX, No 1, pp1,2
Abolishing Local Authorities Act 1902 (proclaimed 31 Dec 1902; commenced 31 March 1903)
Administered Local Government Act 1878
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Laidley Divisional Board I (130) was dissolved when the Division of Laidley was divided in 1902 to form Laidley Borough Council (1172) and Laidley Divisional Board II.

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", divisional boards were reconstituted as town councils. Laidley Divisional Board II thus became Laidley Town Council (132).

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of Laidley Divisional Board II 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.

The Board was also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. The Board could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Laidley Divisional Board II was constituted of three subdivisions and six elected board members.

From time to time, the Board could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council 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 of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 1 Jul 1902 - 31 Mar 1903

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID131, Laidley Divisional Board II
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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