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Agency ID290
TitleAlbert Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 10/6/1949
End Date 22/3/1995
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
9649Valuation Register and Rate Books 11/12/1948 31/12/1950
17095Receipt and Expenditure Summary Books 11/12/1948 31/12/1956
21160Eagleby Cemetery Records 1/1/1949 22/3/1995
9539Private Job Ledger 8/6/1949 1/4/1952
9526Special Accounts Cash Books 8/6/1949 2/7/1958
5465Valuation and Rate Books 10/6/1949 30/6/1956
4471Finance Committee Minute Books 10/6/1949 10/4/1970
9545Town, Parish and Estate Maps 10/6/1949 4/9/1970
5468General Cash Books 10/6/1949 30/6/1972
4470Minute Books 10/6/1949 1/12/1990
20515Beenleigh Cemetery Records 10/6/1949 22/3/1995
4473Works Committee Minute Books 23/6/1949 18/3/1970
4474Health Committee Minute Books 23/6/1949 19/3/1970
9541Register of Legal Documents 1/1/1950 31/12/1979
17090Valuation and Rate Book - Sanitary and Garbage 1/7/1950 30/6/1955
9544Poundkeeper's Book 31/8/1953 11/8/1960
17088Sanitary, Garbage and Water Rate Book 1/7/1955 30/6/1956
5769Index to Rate Assessment Cards 1/1/1956 31/12/1967
5762Rate Assessment Cards 1/1/1956 31/12/1990
9540Cost Ledger 30/9/1970 29/1/1971
4777Financial Statements 30/6/1972 30/6/1990
4769Commercial Building Applications [microfilm] 1/1/1989 31/12/1994
4977Annual Reports - Albert Shire Council 1/6/1990 30/6/1994
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
231Local Government Department I 8/6/1949 1/5/1952
12Treasury Department 1/5/1952 1/7/1953
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Information Sources

Gold Coast City Council (2018) Council history,
Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 1953, Vol CLXXXIII, p 1273
Queensland Government Gazette 1953, Vol CLXXXIV, p 284
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1953 - 1954, Vol I, p 57
Local Government (Albert, Beaudesert and Gold Coast) Regulation 1994
Local Government (City of Gold Coast and Shires of Albert and Beaudesert) Changeover Day Notice (no. 1) 1995
Queensland Government Gazette 1995, Vol CCCVIII, No 67, p1382
Albert Shire Council, Minute Book, 10 Jun 1949-18 Aug 1949, ALB/D1 [bound with BEE/D16]
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
Local Government Acts 1936-1993
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The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Albert Shire was formed from parts of Nerang, Beenleigh and Coomera Shire on 10 Jun 1949.
On 8 June 1978, responsbility for the area north of Logan River was transferred to the newly formed Logan Shire, which assumed full responsbility for the Logan area the following year, in 1979.

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 for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.

The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

The Shire Council included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund.

Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

On 8 June 1978, responsbility for the area north of Logan River was transferred to the newly formed Logan Shire, which assumed full responsbility for the Logan area the following year, in 1979. The remainder of Albert Shire was abolished on 22 Mar 1995 to form part of the Gold Coast City Council.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID290, Albert Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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