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Agency ID6068
TitleBurdekin Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date Current
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
18677Valuation Registers and Rate Books 1/1/1906 2/6/1956
18676Rate Adjustment Register 2/1/1936 7/3/1936
18674Valuation Register 1/1/1939 31/12/1944
18675Rate Books 1/7/1956 30/6/1976
18678Valuation Registers and Rate Summaries 1/7/1966 30/6/1976
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Government Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Dec 1941, Vol CLVII, No 157, p1998
Queensland Government Gazette 12 Jun 1982, Vol. CCLXX, No. 76, p 1417
Queensland Government Gazette 7 Dec 1989, Vol CCXCII, No 117, p 2479
Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Governnment Act 1993
Local Government Act 2009
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Ayr Divisional Board was abolished on 31 March 1903 and its functions were transferred to Ayr Shire Council which became Burdekin Shire Council by name change on 12 June 1982.

FUNCTIONS:
Local Government Councils under the "Local Government Act 1993" and subsequent "Local Government Act 2009" and through local laws: promote economic development; own and manage public infrastructure including roads and public works, sewerage, and water storage and distribution; regulate activities which affect the environment including air, noise and water quality, land use and waste disposal, pests and noxious weeds, and building control; provide community services including recreational and cultural facilities and public health services.

Under the "Local Government Act 2009". local governments have " the power to do anything that is necessary or convenient for the good rule and local government of its local government area" including conduct joint government activities, engage in business enterprises. construct and maintain roads and other infrastructure. Indigenous Councils which are also Trustee Councils are responsible for business related to trust land while Community Forums may be established to discuss community issues.

Councils generate revenue from rates, service charges, grants and subsidies from state and federal governments, and loans for major projects.

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.

On 15 March 2008 the Burdekin Shire is undivided and the Council is comprised of 7 councillors including the mayor. A Chief Executive officer is responsible for the administration of the Shire,

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID6068, Burdekin Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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