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Agency ID6066
TitleMackay City Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 17/8/1918
End Date 15/3/2008
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19628Rate Books 1/1/1918 31/12/1939
3828Minute Books [microfilm] 17/8/1918 30/6/1919
3833Cemetery Trust Correspondence [microfilm] 17/8/1918 31/12/1934
3834Index to Burial Registrations [microfilm] 17/8/1918 31/12/1934
3832Cemetery Trust Minutes [microfilm] 17/8/1918 31/8/1936
5944Valuation and Rate Books 17/8/1918 30/6/1941
3831Burial Registers - Mackay City Cemetery 17/8/1918 31/12/1942
4947Rent Journal 17/8/1918 30/6/1962
19629General Accounts 1/1/1923 29/9/1959
19635Register of Important Recommendations 1/1/1945 31/12/1961
19634Contract Book 23/5/1946 16/12/1964
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 17/8/1918 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

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1146Mackay Bridges Board 16/8/1918 1/7/1944
11376Mackay Electric Authority 1/12/1922 30/4/1957
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
11057Mackay Regional 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

Queensland Government Gazette 1918, Vol. CXI, No. 50, p. 411
Queensland Government Gazette 1994, Vol. CCCV, No. 77, p. 1444
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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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Authorities Acts 1902
Local Government Act of 1936
Local Government Act 1993
Local Government (Mackay & Pioneer) Regulation 1993
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The Mackay Town Council became the Mackay City Council on 17 August 1918. On 8 April 1994 a new City of Mackay Council was formed from the merger of Mackay City Council and Pioneer Shire Council.

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 until 1944, for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

The Shire was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Under the "Local Government Act 1993", the title Chairman was replaced by Mayor. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Shire Clerk/Chief Executive Officer.

On 15 March 2008, Mackay City amalgamated with the Mirani and Sarina Shires to form the Mackay Region.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID6066, Mackay City Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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