Agency Details

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Agency ID26
TitlePine Rivers Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 23/5/1959
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 23/5/1959 23/5/1959
18843Registers of Building Permits Issued 23/5/1959 30/6/1973
10350Miscellaneous Council Records 23/5/1959 25/10/1985
17257Cemetery Indexes - North Pine Cemetery / Lawnton Cemetery 23/5/1959 1/12/1986
17272Register of Notifiable Diseases 23/5/1959 13/12/1988
668Auditor's Notebook 23/5/1959 1/1/1992
18841Register of Sales of Land for Arrears of Rates - Pine Shire Council / Pine Rivers Shire Council 23/5/1959 15/2/1993
18842Register of Plans of Survey 23/5/1959 7/11/1996
17266Cemetery Registers - Upper North Pine Cemetery / Dayboro Cemetery 23/5/1959 19/5/1999
17263Cemetery Registers - Samsonvale Cemetery 23/5/1959 9/6/1999
468Rate Books - Caboolture Divisional Board / Pine Divisional Board / Pine Shire Council /Pine Rivers Shire Council 23/5/1959 30/6/1999
17255Cemetery Registers - Samford Cemetery / Samford Lawn Cemetery 23/5/1959 30/6/2001
17256Cemetery Registers - North Pine Cemetery / Lawnton Cemetery 23/5/1959 16/5/2003
38Minute Books - Pine Divisional Board, Pine Shire Council, Pine Rivers Shire Council 23/5/1959 15/3/2008
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
20304Survey Field/General Books 12/2/1963 20/1/2006
6299Drawings and Plans of Council, Commercial and Community Buildings 24/1/1964 1/6/1997
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
20728Cemetery Registers - Albany Creek Cemetery / Cash's Crossing Cemetery [and unknown locations] 1/2/1973 17/3/2000
5940Election Certificates and Declarations of Office 6/2/1978 25/3/1997
1115Register of Cafes - Pine Rivers Shire Council 27/6/1979 25/6/1984
1116Register of Retail Food (outlets) - Pine Rivers Shire Council 15/12/1981 13/6/1984
1113Register of Hairdressers - Pine Rivers Shire Council 16/3/1983 18/5/1984
5943Public Participation Sessions' Books (Pine Riversl) 1/7/1985 29/4/2002
1114Pound Registers - Pine Rivers Shire Council 16/9/1987 24/11/1998
188483B Application Register 5/12/1989 15/11/1996
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
231Local Government Department I 23/5/1959 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 26/2/2004 15/3/2008
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11038Moreton Bay Regional Council
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Related Agencies

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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CCI, No. 41, pp. 961-62, 964 (Proclamation and Schedule)
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 Local Government Acts 1936-1958
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Act 1936-1958
Local Government Act 1993
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The name of the Pine Shire Council changed to Pine Rivers Shire by proclamation on 23 May 1959. On the same date, by Order in Council, part of the Shire of Caboolture was included in the Shire of Pine, and boundaries of Division 2 and 3 of the Shire of Pine and Division 2 of the Shire of Caboolture were amended as set out in the Schedule.

Under the "Local Authorities Act 1936", 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 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 Pine Rivers 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 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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Last updated 9 September 2016
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