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Agency ID1421
TitleMoggill Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 8/12/1917
End Date 1/10/1925
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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Series IDTitleFromTo
3639By Laws 8/12/1917 20/6/1925
4164Insurance Papers and Leases 1/7/1918 9/2/1925
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 8/12/1917 1/10/1925
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
247Brisbane City Council II
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Queensland Government Gazette 8 Dec 1917, Vol. CIX, No. 232, p 1819
City of Brisbane Act of 1924 (15 Geo. V. No. 32)
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Establishing Local Authorities Acts 1902 - 1913
Order in Council 7 Dec 1917
Abolishing City of Brisbane Act of 1924
Administered N/A
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Moggill Shire was established by change of name from Indooroopilly on 8 Feb 1917.

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of Shire Councils 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 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, town clerk 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, 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.

Moggill Shire became part of Brisbane City on 1 Oct 1925.


Moggill Shire was established by change of name from Indooroopilly on 8 Dec 1917 and became part of Greater Brisbane on 1 Oct 1925.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1421, Moggill Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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