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Agency ID715
TitleGold Coast City Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 16/5/1959
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

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

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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol CCI, No 25, p 785
Local Government (Albert Beaudesert Gold Coast) Regulation 1994
Queensland Government Gazette 1995, Vol. CCCVIII, No. 67, p. 1381
Local Government and Planning Department, "Local Government", viewed 2002,
Allconnex Water Annual Report 2009-2010
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Acts 1936-1958
Local Government Act of 1993
Local Government Act 2009
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The Gold Coast Town Council became the Gold Coast City Council following the proclamation of the name City of Gold Coast on the 16 May 1959. The Shire of Albert and part of Beaudesert Shire were abolished and added to the City of Gold Coast on 22 March 1995. The first meeting of the new authority was held on 24 March 1995.

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.

The Gold Coast City Council is comprised of14 divisional Councillors and a mayor. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for carrying out the policies and decisions of the Council. From 1 July 2010, Allconnex Water, jointly-owned by the Gold Coast, Redland and Logan City Councils, assumed responsibility for the provision of water and wastewater services.

On 15 March 2008, the Beenleigh/Eagleby area north of the Albert River was transferred from the Gold Coast to Logan City.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID715, Gold Coast City Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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