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Agency ID2186
TitleDalby Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
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
12340Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1934
12338Burial Register 1/7/1905 3/11/1957
12337Valuation Registers 1/1/1909 31/12/1935
12339Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1909 31/12/1936
12336Cash Books - Special Loan Fund 1/1/1909 31/12/1937
12341Cash Books - General 1/1/1909 31/12/1938
12335General Ledgers 1/1/1910 31/12/1937
12334Register of Licences 1/1/1911 31/12/1924
12342Cash Books - Health 1/1/1927 31/12/1937
12333Cash Book - Sanitary 1/1/1929 31/12/1937
12332Register of Buildings 1/1/1932 31/12/1940
12343Poundkeeper's Books 1/1/1937 31/12/1948
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
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 Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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On 31 Mar 1903, under the "Local Authorities Act 1902" all Municipalities became Towns, and the Dalby Municipal Council became the Dalby Town Council.

The primary function of Town Councils under the Act was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

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

The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, 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.

On 15 March 2008, Dalby Town amalgamated with Murilla, Wambo, Tara and Chinchilla Shires and Division 2 of Taroom Shire (Wandoan area) to form the Dalby Region.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2186, Dalby Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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