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Agency ID633
TitleCoordinator-General's Office
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 1/1/1939
End Date 29/6/1998
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for government works development and co-ordination

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
12019Analysis of Barron River Flow at Kuranda and Mareeba, and Flaggy Creek Reservoir - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18274Aurukun Bauxite Joint Venture Franchise - Contractual Negotiations N/A N/A
18287'B' Series Plans [Co-ordinator-General] N/A N/A
18281Barron Falls Extension Project N/A N/A
12015Barron Gorge Survey Plans, Including Railway Datum, Kuranda - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12016Barron River Hydro-Electric Extension Project - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18129Barron River Road Bridge Plans - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12018Bearings for Surge Tank Area, Weir Intake, General Geological, Powerhouse Tunnel and Switchyard - Barron River Project N/A N/A
4935Brisbane Water Supply Investigation Map N/A N/A
17691Building Contract Plans N/A N/A
18269Building Contract Plans and Documents N/A N/A
18132Burdekin Bridge Blueprints N/A N/A
18134Collinsville State Colliery Swimming Pool Plans N/A N/A
12000Computation Files - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12003Computation Files - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
11999Correspondence - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
18271Correspondence - Northern Development N/A N/A
18127Countess Street Rail Bridge Plans N/A N/A
12022Field Books - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12007Field Books - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12025Field Books for Other Works - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12024Field, Level and Stadia Books for Gorge Access Road - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12026Field, Level and Stadia Books for Weir and Surge Tank Access Road - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18284Fitzroy River Fabridam N/A N/A
7139Fruit Canning Inquiry N/A N/A
12005Index Register to Field, Level and Stadia Books, and Plans - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
18277Indexes to Survey, Stadia, Field and Level Books N/A N/A
18136Indooroopilly Railway Bridge Plans N/A N/A
18128Kairi-Yungaburra Deviation Railway Bridge Plans N/A N/A
12001Letterbooks of Engineer - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12021Level Books - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12027Level Books - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12008Level Books - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12028Level Books for Other Works - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18273Meteorological Observation Cards N/A N/A
18275Mineral Project Files N/A N/A
11997Miscellaneous Papers - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
18133Miscellaneous Plans N/A N/A
18279Miscellaneous Plans, Maps and Diagrams N/A N/A
18286Miscellaneous Plans, Maps and Diagrams: Diagrams from Books and Journals N/A N/A
4929Moreton Region Study Maps N/A N/A
18280Mossman Hydro-Electric Scheme N/A N/A
12013Plans for Cochable Creek Calculations - Tully Falls Project N/A N/A
11998Plans, Contour Diagrams, Etc - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12017Plans, Prints, Drawings, Etc - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18214Prints (Drawings) - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
18276Project Files [Co-ordinator General] N/A N/A
18283Railway Wagon Plans N/A N/A
18270Registers of Maps, Plans and Drawings (Various Projects) N/A N/A
17480Report on Breakfast and Enoggera Creeks N/A N/A
7832Reports [Co-ordinator-General's Office] N/A N/A
12002Reports, Surveys, Rainfalls, Diamond Drilling Logs and Returns, Etc - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12006Returns, Record Books, Progress Pays, Etc - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12012Roof Powerhouse Excavation Plans - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18131South Coast (Albert, Coomera and Nerang River) Railway Bridge Plans N/A N/A
12020Stadia Books - Barron River Project N/A N/A
12004Stadia Books - Herbert River Project N/A N/A
12023Stadia Books for Other Works - Barron River Project N/A N/A
18272Survey, Stadia, Field and Level Books N/A N/A
18130Townsville Regional Electricity Board Circulating Water System Intake Works Plans N/A N/A
18282Tully Falls Hydro-Electric Project N/A N/A
12010Tully Falls Hydro-Electrical Project Plans N/A N/A
18288'W' Series Plans [Co-ordinator-General] N/A N/A
18285'Z' Series Plans [Co-ordinator-General] N/A N/A
6082Somerset Dam Construction Photographs 1/1/1935 31/12/1958
6182Construction Photographs, Various Dam & Bridge Works 26/9/1935 7/4/1937
20828Burdekin River Authority Files 1/1/1939 12/11/1984
19183Registers of Resumptions 1/1/1939 31/12/1994
1158Correspondence Files [Bureau of Industry/Co-ordinator General's Office] 1/1/1939 31/12/1996
19822Photographs of Co-ordinators General 1/1/1939 29/6/1998
6871Hydro-Electric Investigation Papers 1/1/1944 31/12/1964
18401Photographic material, Fitzroy River Bridge, Rockhampton 29/10/1945 16/5/1952
3160Co-ordinator-General's Subject Files 1/3/1947 12/11/1984
18509Hydro-Electric Investigation Drawings [Negatives] 19/10/1950 2/1/1963
12011Barron River Hydroelectric Extension Project - Prints (drawings) 1/1/1955 31/12/1965
12014Macalister Range Survey Plans - Barron River Project 1/1/1958 31/12/1968
12009Drawings of 60 Ton Crane and Butterfly Valve - Barron River Project 1/1/1960 31/12/1961
18759Marine Survey Books 22/5/1964 13/8/1964
20533Corporate Files 1/12/1970 29/6/1998
21050Organisational charts 16/10/1972 31/12/1987
20255Minutes of Meetings of Interdepartmental Steering Committees 19/12/1972 30/12/1983
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 1/1/1939 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 7/12/1989
397Department of the Premier, Economic and Trade Development 7/12/1989 25/2/1996
15Department of the Premier and Cabinet 25/2/1996 29/6/1998
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
4542Bureau of Industry, Stanley River Works Board 1/3/1947 25/5/1955
2728Queensland Government Central Queensland Estates 18/12/1953 31/7/1960
11484Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board 26/9/1963 1/1/1965
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2084Bureau of Industry (I)
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Subsequent Agencies

Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
10848Department of Infrastructure and PlanningCoordinator General's Office re-established in 2005
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Finding Aids

This agency has no finding aids.
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Publication Notes
This agency has no publication notes.
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Remarks

Information Sources

State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1938
Queensland Government Gazette 1939, Vol CLII, No 15, p. 353
Queensland Government Gazette 1963, Vol CCXIV, No 13, p.274
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1988 - 1989, no. 132, pp. 2,14
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1992 - 1993, p. 1
Queensland Government Gazette 1998, vol. CCCXVIII, no. 76, pp. 1075, 1077
Queensland Government Executive Directory 1999, pp. 246, 130, 307
Fraser, D. W., 1981, "The Public Service of Queensland" 1859 - 1959, pp. 36 - 37




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Legislation

Establishing State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1938
Abolishing N/A
Administered State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1938
State and Regional Planning and Development, Public Works Organisation and Environmental Control Act1971 (renamed - State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971)
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The position of Co-ordinator - General of Public Works was created under the "State Development and Public Works Act of 1938" to take effect on 1 January 1939.

FUNCTIONS:
The purpose of the Act was "providing an orderly planned system of public works and construction utilities by means of the marshalling and co-ordinated organisation and control thereof". The role of co-ordination of major government projects with the cooperation of other state departments, local authorities and private agencies continued throughout the Office's existence.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
From 1939 an Office of the Coordinator-General was established within the Premier's Department, and in 1940 the Coordinator-General became a corporate sole and could undertake constructions. In 1957 the Office was established as a Department of the public service but continued to operate as a sub-department of the Premier's Department. In November 1988 the Cooordinator-General's Department was abolished and its functions transferred to the Premier's Department State Projects Branch, later the Department of Premier, Economic and Trade Development, Economic Development Division. From 1 March 1993 the Office of the Coordinator-General was re-established within the same department, but on 29 June 1998 responsiblity for the Act and its functions were transferred to the Department of State Development.

Subsequently, in 2005, an office of the public service was established as the Coordinator-General, renamed the Department of Infrastructure in 2006 (see agency 10848).

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Environmental Control Council 1 Jan 1972 - 23 Oct 1978
Regional Co-ordinators 1 Jan 1972 -
Regional Co-ordination Councils 1 Jan 1972 -
Project Boards

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID633, Coordinator-General's Office
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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