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Agency Details

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Agency ID1951
TitleWoongarra Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 30/3/1994
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6083Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1910
6071General Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1911
6070Letterbooks - Outwards correspondence 31/3/1903 7/3/1913
6068Account Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
6084Valuation and Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1917
6086Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/1/1918
6069Minute Books 31/3/1903 5/8/1922
6088Minute Book (Tramway Committee) 3/6/1912 30/11/1917
6089Tramway Superintendent's Letterbook 3/7/1913 1/5/1917
6087Register of Properties 1/1/1914 31/12/1914
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 4/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 9/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1989
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies


Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
6069Burnett Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Dec 1989, Vol CCXCII, N. 117, p2479
Queensland Government Gazette 15 Apr 1994, Vol. CCCV, No. 77, p. 1443
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Act 1993
Local Government (Bundaberg & Burnett) Regulation 1993
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Woongarra Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Woongarra Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

FUNCTIONS:
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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.

ABOLITION:
Woongarra Shire Council and Gooburrum Shire Council were amalgamated to form the Burnett Shire Council on 30 Mar 1994.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1951, Woongarra Shire Council
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