Agency Details

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Agency ID1425
TitleMoreton Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 28/7/1917
End Date 22/3/1995
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
14713Ledgers 1/1/1893 31/12/1903
14714Cash Books of Various Types 1/1/1893 31/3/1961
14716Account Books 1/5/1896 29/2/1940
14717Journal of General Rates 1/1/1914 31/3/1917
3850Valuation Registers and Rate Books 1/1/1917 31/12/1972
6169Minute Books 24/11/1917 30/3/1995
17129Sanitary Rate Books 1/1/1918 31/12/1918
14712Sanitary Rates Cash Books 1/1/1918 30/6/1919
14715Expenditure Book 1/1/1918 31/12/1926
3882Overseer's Reports Book 1/7/1924 31/5/1933
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 28/7/1917 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1989
248Housing and Local Government Department 7/12/1989 24/9/1992
249Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning 24/9/1992 22/3/1995
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2246Harlin Road Brassall Bridge Committee 28/7/1917 26/9/1919
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Local Government (Brisbane, Esk, Ipswich, Logan and Moreton) Regulation, 1944
Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol. CIX, No. 44, p. 443
Queensland Government Gazette 1917, Vol. CIX, No. 210, p. 1682
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p.2479
Queensland Government Gazette 1941, Vol. CLVII, No. 157, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, Vol. CCXCII, No. 117, p.2479
Queensland Government Gazette 1995, Vol. CCCVIII, No. 67, p.1381, 26 Oct 2006
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Establishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Abolishing Local Government Act 1993; Local Government (Brisbane, Esk, Ipswich, Logan & Moreton) Regulation 1994
Administered N/A
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Moreton Shire was established by change of name from Ipswich Shire on 28 July 1917. The boundaries of the Shire of Moreton were extended in 1926 to include parts of the City of Ipswich and of the Shire of Waterford. In 1949, the Shire of Rosewood and part of the Shire of Normanby were included in the Shire of Moreton while some part of the Shire was absorbed into the City of Ipswich.

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 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.

Moreton Shire was abolished on 22 March 1995 to merge with the City of Ipswich. Some areas of the Shire not included in the City of Ipswich were incorporated in the City of Brisbane, City of Logan and the Shire of Esk.

Home Secretary 28 Jul 1917 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 1 May 1952
Treasurer 1 May 1952 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Public Works and Local Government 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Local Government and Conservation 26 Sep 1963 - 29 May 1969
Minister for Local Government and Marine Activities 29 May 1969 - 4 Sep 1969
Minister for Local Government and Electricity 4 Sep 1969 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Local Government and Main Roads 23 Dec 1974 - 29 Jul 1980
Minister for Local Government, Main Roads and Police 29 Jul 1980 - 6 Dec 1982
Minister for Local Government, Main Roads and Racing 6 Dec 1982 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Local Government and Racing 9 Dec 1987 - 25 Sep 1989
Minister for Local Government, 25 Sep 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Housing and Local Government, 7 Dec 1989 - 24 Sep 1992
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning, 24 Sep 1992 - 22 Mar 1995
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1425, Moreton Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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