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Agency ID2476
TitleSouth Coast Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 8/6/1949
End Date 23/10/1958
Date NotesN/A

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

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10379Gold Coast Town Council
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 11 Dec 1948, Vol. CLXXI, No. 211, p 3020
Minute Book of the South Coast Town Council, first statutory Meeting 8 Jun 1949, SRS4465/1/11
Queensland Government Gazette, 25 Oct 1958, Vol. CXCIX, No. 53, p.702

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Establishing Queensland Government Gazette 1948, Vol CLXXI, No 211, p 3020
Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette1958, Vol CXCIX, No 53, p 702
Administered Local Government Acts 1936-1948
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The name Southport Town Council was changed to South Coast Town Council by order-in-council 9 December 1948 to take effect on and from the date of the conclusion of the fresh elections. Southport Town Council was dissolved on 31 May 1949. Following the local government elections, South Coast Town Council was constituted and held its first statutory meeting on 8 June 1949.

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 a number of other 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.

South Coast Town Council changed its name to Gold Coast Town Council on 23 October 1958.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2476, South Coast Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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