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Agency ID1687
TitleRedcliffe City Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 13/6/1959
End Date 15/3/2008
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
20715Survey Level Books 13/6/1958 7/2/2001
21157Register of Allotments Sold - Redcliffe Town Council and Redcliffe City Council 13/6/1959 31/12/1961
20580Coat of Arms 13/6/1959 29/12/1970
21156Loans Register - Redcliffe Town Council and Redcliffe City Council 13/6/1959 31/12/1978
20716Survey Field Books 13/6/1959 20/12/1994
20726Cemetery Registers - Redcliffe Cemetery 13/6/1959 27/4/1995
19465Minute Books 13/6/1959 23/2/2008
20575Cemetery files - Redcliffe Cemetery 13/6/1959 15/3/2008
21158Register of Resumptions - Redcliffe City Council 1/1/1972 31/12/1977
21140Seal Registers - Caboolture Shire Council and Redcliffe City Council 5/7/1972 16/3/1987
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1688Redcliffe Town Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11038Moreton Bay Regional Council
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1923, Vol CXXI, No 122, p. 1108
Queensland Government Gazette 1995, Vol. CCCVIII, No. 67, p. 1381
Local Government and Planning Department Web-site 2002,
Harris, C.P., Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland 1859 to 1977, Canberra, Centre for Research on Federal Financial Relations, A.N.U., 1978
Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
"What's happened to my Council", Report of the Local Government Reform Commission 2008, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 26
Local Government, Sport and Recreation Department, "Implementation Regulation", viewed 28 Feb 2008,
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Acts 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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On 13 June 1959, the Town of Redcliffe was constituted a City, by the name of "City of Redcliffe", and the Redcliffe Town Council became the Redcliffe City Council.

The functions and powers of City Councils under the consolidated and amended "Local Authorities Act of 1902" included construction and maintenance of roads and streets, bridges, wharves and jetties and other public works, control of traffic, use of land and buildings for the provision of public services and amenities including fire stations, parks, libraries and other recreational, educational and civic facilities, pounds, cemeteries, dams, reservoirs and water supply infrastructure, gas and electricity works, street lighting, rubbish dumps, sewerage farms and disposal works. The "Local Authorities Acts Amendment Act 1923" provided increased powers to Councils in respect to roads, buildings and subdivisions which resulted in greater control of urban planning.

Councils were empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within their jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

City Councils were also responsible for administering the Loan Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates. Under the "Valuation of Land Act 1944" the Valuer-General became the sole valuation authority. In the 1970s City Councils ceased to distribute electricity. Other functions undertaken by Councils with other government instrumentalities have also ceased to be Council responsibilities including hospitals, fire brigades, ports and harbours, abattoirs and slaughterhouses.

In the 2000s City Councils through local laws promote economic development; own and manage public infrastructure including roads and public works, sewerage, and water storage and distribution; regulate activities which affect the environment including air, noise and water quality, land use and waste disposal, pests and noxious weeds, and building control; provide community services including recreational and cultural facilities and public health services.
Councils generate revenue from rates, grants and subsidies from state and federal governments, service charges, and loans for major projects.

Under the "Local Authorities Act of 1902" City Councils consisted of elected aldermen with the Chairman elected by the aldermen to be the Mayor. The chief administrator was the Town Clerk and Councils were given the authority to appoint other officers necessary to carry out their duties. Under the "Local Authorities Amendment Act 1920" adult franchise replaced rate-payer eligibility to vote. Under the "Local Government Act 1993" City Councils consist of a mayor and at least 5 councillors.

On 15 March 2008, Redcliffe City amalgamated with the Caboolture and Pine Rivers Shires to form the Moreton Bay Region.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1687, Redcliffe City Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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