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Agency ID1900
TitleToowoomba Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 29/10/1904
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
17776Committee Report Books 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
18980General Correspondence 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
18977Letterbooks 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
6315Rate Books 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
6318Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
3724Minute Books 6/7/1903 29/10/1904
18978Account books 25/3/1904 29/10/1904
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 29/10/1904
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1897Toowoomba City Council
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1904, Vol. LXXXIII, No. 107, p.878
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Under the Local Authorities Act 1902 Municipalities became Towns and Toowoomba Municipal Council changed therefore to Toowoomba Town Council on 31 Mar 1903.

The functions and powers of the Council under the Local Authorities Act 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 Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction, but all such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Town Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and between 6 to 12 council members. In addition, the Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 29 Oct 1904

Toowoomba was constituted as a city on 29 Oct 1904 and Toowoomba Town Council became Toowoomba City Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1900, Toowoomba Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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