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Agency ID50
TitleSouthern Electric Authority of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 18/12/1952
End Date 1/7/1977
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for electricity generation and supply

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4State Electricity Commission of Queensland 18/12/1952 1/7/1977
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Information Sources

Southern Electric Authority of Queensland Acts 1952 - 1964
Queensland Government Gazette 1952, Vol CCLIII, No 88, p1855
Queensland Government Gazette 1963, Vol CCXIV, No 13, pp271-274
Queensland Government Gazette 1968, Vol CCXXVII, No 9, p289
Queensland Government Gazette 1969, Vol CCXXXII, No 1, p4
Queensland Government Gazette 1974, Vol CCXLVII, No 70, p1633
Queensland Government Gazette 1976, Vol CCLIII, No 88, p1855
Electricity Act 1976
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Establishing Southern Electric Authority of Queensland Act 1952
Abolishing Electricity Act 1976
Administered Southern Electric Authority of Queensland Acts 1952 - 1964
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The Southern Electric Authority of Queensland came into existence after the privately owned City Electric Light Company was converted into a public authority. Consolidation of the Toowoomba Electric Light and Power Company in 1954, effectively gave the Authority control of the whole of Southern Queensland, with the exception of Brisbane.

Two committees were established by the Government, one in 1957 and the other the following year, to consider a takeover of the Brisbane City Council power generation. In December 1962, the Council agreed to sell its generating stations and an agreement came into operation on 1 January 1963.

In October 1967 the Southern Queensland Planning Committee agreed to make the State Electricity Commission responsible for long-term planning and the Southern Electric Authority for implementation planning. Due to reorganisation under the "Electricity Act 1976", the Southern Electric Authority ceased to exist. The new structure consisting of the Queensland Electricity Generating Board and seven district boards for retailing electricity came into existence on 1 July 1977.

Electricity supply
Electricity generation
Electricity - promotion of
Electrical appliances

Secretary for Mines and Immigration 18 Dec 1952 - 28 May 1956
Secretary for Mines 28 May 1956 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Development, Mines and Main Roads 12 Aug 1957 - 9 Jun 1960
Minister for Development, Mines and Main Roads, and Electricity 9 Jun 1960 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Industrial Development 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Mines, Main Roads and Electricity 17 Jan 1968 - 4 Sep 1969
Minister for Local Government and Electricity 4 Sep 1969 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Mines and Energy 23 Dec 1974 - 1 Jul 1977

South East Queensland Electricity Board
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID50, Southern Electric Authority of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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