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Agency Details

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Agency ID325
TitleBeenleigh Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 10/6/1949
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
10779Poundkeeper's Sale Book 13/3/1903 30/9/1911
10774Rate Books 13/3/1903 31/12/1911
5469General Ledgers 13/3/1903 1/7/1938
4471Finance Committee Minute Books 13/3/1903 10/6/1949
5468General Cash Books 13/3/1903 10/6/1949
4997Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1909
5459Rate Cash Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1911
5458Letterbooks 31/3/1903 2/9/1920
10773Correspondence Regarding Yatala Bridge 31/3/1903 28/10/1943
20515Beenleigh Cemetery Register 31/3/1903 10/6/1949
9545Town, Parish and Estate Maps 31/3/1903 10/6/1949
4469Minute Books 31/3/1903 18/8/1949
9526Special Accounts Cash Books 23/12/1911 11/12/1948
5465Valuation and Rate Books 1/1/1912 10/6/1949
9543Pound Keeper's Book 3/2/1919 7/6/1930
17095Receipt and Expenditure Summary Books 1/1/1927 11/12/1948
10776Minutes of Truck Committee 12/1/1927 18/9/1929
9534Divisional Account Book 1/7/1937 30/6/1938
9537Budget Ledgers 1/7/1937 30/6/1942
17092Ledger Account Book 1/7/1937 30/6/1949
9542Minutes of the Works Committee 7/4/1938 5/7/1938
9535Fund Book 31/7/1938 31/5/1939
10778Cash Per Post Book - Inwards 30/11/1938 9/10/1945
9539Private Job Ledger 1/7/1941 8/6/1949
10775Attendance Book 9/10/1941 9/10/1947
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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 11/12/1948
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies


Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
290Albert Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette Vol CLVII, No 157, 13 Dec 1941 p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Dec 1948, Vol. CLXXI, No. 21, p 3020
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Abolishing
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Beenleigh Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Beenleigh Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903. An Order in Council dated 9 December 1948 changed the name to Albert Shire Council which took effect on 10 June 1949.

FUNCTIONS:
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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 11 Dec 1948
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID325, Beenleigh Shire Council
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