Agency Details

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Agency ID576
TitleCleveland Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 26/5/1949
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5638Finance Committee Minute Book 31/3/1903 1/11/1904
5663Rate Books 31/3/1903 30/6/1937
5664Valuation and Rate Books 31/3/1903 9/12/1948
5629Minute Books 31/3/1903 26/5/1949
5682Correspondence 1/1/1942 9/12/1948
5685Correspondence 1/1/1948 9/12/1948
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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 9/12/1948
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10402Cleveland Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1689Redland City 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

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol CLVII, No 157, 13 Dec 1941, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Dec 1948, Vol. CLXXI, No. 211, p. 3020/1
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Establishing Local Authorities Act 1902
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
Local Government Act 1936
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Thus, Cleveland Divisional Board became Cleveland Shire Council on 31 March 1903. By order-in-council 9 December 1948 Tingalpa Shire was abolished and became part of Cleveland Shire which was then re-named Redland Shire. The abolition was to take effect after elections, and the Tingalpa and Cleveland Shire Councils continued to hold meetings until 26 May 1949.
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.
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.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID576, Cleveland Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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