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Agency ID251
TitleDepartment of Public Works and Housing
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 26/2/1996
End Date 29/6/1998
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for public works including buildings, and public housing

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Series IDTitleFromTo
1173Batch Files (General Correspondence) 26/2/1996 15/6/1998
19825Administrative Records [CITEC] 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
1162Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
19600Architectural Show Plans 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20863Buildings and Structures of Historical Significance 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20819Cabinet Submissions 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
3578Charleville Floods files 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
19866Drawings of Restored and Redeveloped Buildings and Sites 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
6395Executive Council Submissions and Minutes - Public Works Department 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20987Honour Board (Public Works) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20935Inquiry and Misconduct files 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20344J L Holding Pty Ltd - v - State of Queensland and South Bank Corporation 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20719Legal Files - Housing and Public Works 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20680Minutes 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
19824Minutes [CITEC] 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20988Photographs of Chief Executives (Public Works) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
21002Procurement Committee files 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
21001Procurement Policy Files 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
19853Scale Models 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20342Security of Payments - Inquiry Within Building Industry (Scurr Inquiry) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
20170Architectural Art by Ronald Wu, Department of Public Works 29/2/1996 29/6/1998
20337Architects Disciplinary Panel 17/11/1997 29/6/1998
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1177Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
482CITEC (Centre for Information Technology and Communication) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
2930Goprint 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
1667Queensland Housing Commission 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
168Queensland State Archives 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCCXI, No. 42, 26 Feb 1996, pp. 888, 916 - 917, 927 - 928
Department of Public Works and Housing, Annual Report 1995/96
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCCXI, No. 77, 4 Apr 1996, p. 1525
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCCXVIII, No. 76, 29 June 1998, pp. 1090 - 1091
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered See also Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 1996
Architects Act 1985
Commonwealth and State Housing Agreement Act 1990
Commonwealth and State Housing Agreement (Service Personnel) Act 1991
Law Courts and State Building Protective Security Act 1988
Libraries and Archives Act 1988 (pts v-vi)
Professional Engineers Act 1988
Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991
Residential Tenancies Act 1994
Sewerage and Water Supply Act 1949 (pt3. ss 18A, 19 (except (2) (ixa))
Standard Sewerage Law ss 8, 36-37; sch2 by-laws 14A-16A; sch 3 as it applies to the provisions of the Act administered by the Minister
State Housing Act 1945
State Housing (Free Holding of Land) Act 1957
Subcontractors Charges Act 1974
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The Department of Public Works and Housing was formed on 26 February 1996 when the former Administrative Services Department was amalgamated with the Housing program formerly run by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning.

Government Accommodation
Government Buildings - Construction, Maintenance, Project management, Project management, Protective services
Government communications
Government information services
Government motor vehicles
Government printing and publishing
Registration of Professional Engineers and Architects
Building services and standards
Residential tenancies

At its creation, the department had eight business units and divisions which reported to the Deputy Director-General:
Finance and Information Technology
Executive Services Unit
Planning and Human Resources
Building Directorate
Information and Procurement
Commercialised Services
Legal and Contractual

Additionally, on 4 April 1996 part of the Information Services Branch within the Department of Premier and Cabinet responsible for the operation of the service desk, office systems, technical and operation matters, network and communications matters, applications, training, and central and distributed services was amalgamated with the Centre for Information Technology and Communications (CITEC) within the Department of Public Works and Housing.

Minister for Public Works and Housing, 26 Feb 1996 - 26 June 1998

After the 1998 election, the department was separated into two new departments - the Department fo Public Works and the Department of Housing (Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 1998
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID251, Department of Public Works and Housing
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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