Agency Details

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Agency ID1486
TitlePioneer Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 8/4/1994
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
6159Minute Books 31/3/1903 21/9/1982
14810Letterbooks 1/6/1903 31/3/1933
14806Valuation and Rate Books - Pioneer Divisional Board / Pioneer Shire Council 1/1/1904 31/12/1936
14809Rate Cash Books - Pioneer Division Board / Pioneer Shire Council 1/9/1913 31/12/1928
10477Suspense Account Cash Book 4/10/1917 5/1/1931
14811General Cash Books 1/7/1929 1/3/1952
10478Valuation Registers - Pioneer Shire Council 1/1/1933 31/12/1948
6158Reports 17/1/1938 21/9/1982
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Controlling Agencies

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

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1146Mackay Bridges Board 31/5/1903 1/7/1944
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1485Pioneer Divisional Board
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Dec 1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p 2479
Queensland Government Gazette 15 Apr 1994, Vol. CCCV, No. 77, p. 1444
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Act 1993
Local Government (Mackay & Pioneer) Regulation 1993
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Pioneer Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Pioneer Shire Council. On 8 Apr 1994 Pioneer Shire was abolished to create a new area of City of Mackay.

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.

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 -
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1486, Pioneer Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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