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Agency ID132
TitleLaidley Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 8/2/1917
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
478Rate Books 31/3/1903 1/1/1916
594Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 1/1/1916
483Valuation Registers - Laidley 31/3/1903 31/12/1916
596General Cash Book 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
616Letterbooks 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
613General Ledgers 31/3/1903 1/3/1917
447Minute Books 31/3/1903 1/3/1917
597Sanitary Rate Book 1/1/1910 1/1/1911
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 8/2/1917
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
134Laidley Shire Council II
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
1268Little Liverpool Main Road Board 
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Authorities Act 1902 (proclaimed 31 December 1902; commenced 31 March 1903)
Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol CVIII, No 53, p541
Blake, W.R.E., The Laidley Shire, 1991.
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902 (proclaimed 31 December 1902; commenced 31 March 1903).
Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol CVIII, No 53, p541
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Laidley Divisional Board II (131) was abolished and its functions were transferred to Laidley Town Council and Laidley Shire Council I (133). The municipal areas formerly administered by Laidley Divisional Board I were transferred to Laidley Town Council and the rural areas to Laidley Shire Council I.

Laidley Town Council was abolished on 8 February 1917 when it was absorbed by Laidley Shire Council II.

FUNCTIONS:
The primary function of Laidley Town Council was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Laidley Town Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties in the Town of Laidley for the purpose of collecting rates.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, 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.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID132, Laidley Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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