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Agency ID331
TitleBiggenden Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 12/7/1941
End Date 15/3/2008
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
10227Poundkeeper's Book 12/7/1941 20/4/1944
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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 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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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
817Degilbo Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Government Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 12 Jul 1941, Vol. CLVII, No. 12, p 72
Queensland Government Gazette Vol CLVI,I No 157, 13 Dec 1941, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette Vol CCXCI,I No 117, 7 Dec 1989, p2479
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
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Legislation

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Administered Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Biggenden Shire Council was established by change of name from Degilbo Shire Council on 12 Jul 1941.

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.


ABOLITION:
On 15 March 2008, Biggenden Shire amalgamated with the Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold, Perry and Monto Shires to form the North Burnett Region.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID331, Biggenden Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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