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Agency ID1437
TitleMutdapilly Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 4/7/1905
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
6174Minute Book 31/3/1903 26/8/1905
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123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 4/7/1905
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1747Rosewood Shire Council
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Queensland Government Gazette 4 Jul 1905, Vol. LXXXV, No. 6, p. 51
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Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 Edw. VII, No. 19)
Order in Council 29 Jun 1905
Administered N/A
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Mutdapilly Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Mutdapilly Shire Council.

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.

Mutdapilly Shire was abolished on 4 July 1905 and amalgamated with Rosewood Shire to form the new Rosewood Shire.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1437, Mutdapilly Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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