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Agency ID326
TitleBelmont Divisional Board
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 3/11/1894
End Date 31/3/1903
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
6377General Ledgers 3/11/1894 31/3/1903
3770Minute Books 3/11/1894 31/3/1903
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 3/11/1894 29/7/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 29/7/1896 31/3/1903
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
357Bulimba Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
327Belmont Shire 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

Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Queensland Government Gazette 3 Nov 1894, Vol. LXII, No. 103, p 949
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, p345, 400
Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Establishing Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Order in Council 31 Oct 1894
Abolishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Administered Divisional Boards Act of 1887
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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 Belmont Divisional Board was established on 3 Nov 1894 by change of name from Bulimba Divisional Board. It became Belmont Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

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.

Colonial Secretary 3 Nov 1894 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 31 Mar 1903
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID326, Belmont Divisional Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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