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Agency ID306
TitleBalonne Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 11/3/1903
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Divisional Boards Acts to provide local administration and public services in areas outside municipalities.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 11/3/1903 31/3/1903
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
308Balonne Shire Council
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Legislation

Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1879
Order in Council 11 Mar 1903
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered N/A
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:

The Divisional Boards Act of 1879 provided for local government for any part of the Colony not included in a municipality and proclaimed a Division by the Governor. The first Divisional Boards were proclaimed on 11 Nov 1879. The Balonne Divisional Board was established by change of name from Ula Ula Divisional Board.
It became Balonne Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

FUNCTIONS:

The primary function of Divisional Boards 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.

Boards were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for valuing properties within the Division for the purpose of determining and collecting rates. Boards could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Divisional Boards submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister. By-laws created by Boards required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:

Home Secretary 11 Mar 1903 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID306, Balonne Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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