Agency Details

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Agency ID607
TitleCoomera Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 11/12/1948
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
5472Rate Cash Books 13/3/1903 30/12/1905
9510General Cash Books and Bank Accounts 13/3/1903 19/2/1910
5471General Ledgers 13/3/1903 1/7/1940
9518Attendance Book 31/3/1903 19/12/1903
5453Rate Books 31/3/1903 31/12/1904
5454Valuation Registers 31/3/1903 31/12/1904
9655Draft Minute Books 31/3/1903 15/7/1911
11996Minute Books 31/3/1903 7/6/1949
9649Valuation Register and Rate Books 1/1/1905 11/12/1948
11993Cash Book 1/1/1910 1/7/1949
11992Poundkeeper's Book 19/3/1910 3/8/1939
9511General Cash Books 1/1/1912 31/12/1935
9512General Fund Books 1/2/1929 30/9/1948
11991Register of Contracts 31/12/1929 30/6/1948
11994Finance Committee Warrants Book 15/1/1930 16/12/1940
9521Letterbook 18/2/1931 29/8/1931
9513Wages Ledger 1/1/1935 31/12/1935
11995Finance Committee Minute Book 18/3/1947 25/5/1949
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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 23/12/1941
231Local Government Department I 23/12/1941 8/6/1949
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
606Coomera Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
290Albert Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
Queensland Government Gazette 11 Dec 1948, Vol. CLXXX, No. 211, p. 3030
Queensland Government Gazette 1949, Vol CLXXII, No 158, p. 2261
Albert Shire Council, Minute book, 2 BEE/D16, p. 164
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Abolishing Local Government Act 1936-1948
Order in Council 9 Dec 1948
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902 (2 EDW VII No 19)
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Local Authorities Act 1902" abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Coomera Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Coomera Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903. Coomera Shire was abolished on 11 Dec 1948 to become part of Beenleigh and Beaudesert Shires.


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.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Dec 1941
Secretary for Public Works 23 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1947
Secretary for Public Works, Housing and Local Government 15 May 1947 - 8 Jun 1949


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID607, Coomera Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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