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Agency Details

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Agency ID26
TitlePine Rivers Shire 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 outside of major urban areas

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17618Shire Poster N/A N/A
17281Cash Books 31/3/1903 30/4/1907
17279Accounts Ledgers 31/3/1903 31/12/1911
669Letterbooks 31/3/1903 31/12/1920
674Accounts Ledgers 31/3/1903 1/1/1927
624Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 4/11/1942
625Valuation and Rate Books 31/3/1903 30/6/1952
38Minute Books 31/3/1903 25/7/2009
637List of Rate Payers 1/1/1906 1/1/1907
675Wages Books 1/1/1910 1/1/1916
668Auditor's Notebook 1/1/1912 1/1/1992
673Cash Book 1/1/1923 1/1/1929
17617Maps: Brisbane Land Agent's District 1/10/1924 31/12/1937
17267Register of Nuisances 16/6/1926 8/5/1934
17272Register of Notifiable Diseases 19/6/1948 13/12/1988
18843Registers of Building Permits Issued 4/7/1951 30/6/1973
10350Miscellaneous Council Records 4/12/1951 25/10/1985
468Rate Books 1/1/1953 30/6/1990
18841Register of Sales of Land for Arrears of Rates 15/3/1956 15/2/1993
18842Register of Plans of Survey 28/3/1958 7/11/1996
17277Newspaper Clippings Book reporting on 1960-1961 Minutes of Meeting 21/1/1960 20/10/1961
5941Town Planning Committee Minutes 6/3/1961 12/3/1964
18845Interim Development Permit Register 15/6/1961 15/4/1988
2484Rate Cards 1/1/1963 1/1/1971
20304Survey Field/General Books 12/2/1963 20/1/2006
20405Survey Level Books 1/6/1964 31/12/2004
16661Reports - Health Inspector 30/6/1964 31/3/1983
18846Register of Applications for Special Consent 4/9/1967 14/11/1996
18847Register of Applications for Rezoning 27/5/1968 18/11/1996
17604Rates Assessment Cards 1/1/1971 31/12/1985
5940Election Certificates and Declarations of Office 6/2/1978 25/3/1997
5943Public Participation Sessions' Books 1/7/1985 29/4/2002
1114Pound Registers 16/9/1987 24/11/1998
188483B Application Register 5/12/1989 15/11/1996
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 10/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 10/12/1941 7/12/1989
10727Local Government, Sport and Recreation Department 26/2/2004 15/3/2008
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11038Moreton Bay Regional Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1921, Vol. CXVI, No. 250, p. 1667
Queensland Government Gazette 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CCI, No. 41, pp. 961-62, 964
Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland, 1859 to 1977, C.P.Harris, ANU, Canberra, 1978, pp. 13-60, 79-84 passim
Tracks and Times: A History of the Pine Rivers District, L.S.Smith, ed., Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1988, pp. 247-249
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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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Existing divisional boards became shire councils. Under this Act, on 31 Mar 1903, the Pine Divisional Board became the Pine Shire Council. Various boundary changes affected the jurisdiction of the Council, particularly in 1921 and 1959. The name of the council was changed from Pine Shire to Pine Rivers Shire by proclamation on 23 May 1959.

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, street lighting, etc.

Council also had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals and traffic. Increased powers were given to Council by subsequent local government legislation, for example, in the areas of public health, building regulation, town planning and the environment, public utilities and business undertakings.

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.

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.

On 15 March 2008, Pine Rivers Shire amalgamated with the Caboolture Shire and Redcliffe City to form the Moreton Bay Region.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID26, Pine Rivers Shire Council
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