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Agency ID2341
TitleMaryborough City Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 7/1/1905
End Date 15/3/2008
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
7604Rate Cash Book 1/10/1917 28/2/1919
21238Sexton's Registers of Burials and Cremations - Maryborough Cemetery 8/12/1923 20/12/1971
21237Burial Registers - Maryborough Cemetery 8/12/1923 15/3/2008
21239Private Graves Registers - Maryborough Cemetery 8/12/1923 15/3/2008
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 7/1/1905 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
249Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
10727Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation 26/4/2004 15/3/2008
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 7 Jan 1905, Vol. LXXXIV, No.5 p 31
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
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Maryborough City was constituted on 7 January 1905 from part of Granville Shire.

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 until 1944, for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Shire was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Under the "Local Government Act 1993", the title Chairman was replaced by Mayor. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Shire Clerk/Chief Executive Officer.

ABOLITION:
On 15 March 2008 Maryborough City amalgamated with Hervey Bay City and Woocoo Shire and Divisions 1 and 2 of Tiaro Shire to form the Fraser Coast Region.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2341, Maryborough City Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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