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Agency ID830
TitleDiamantina 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
6155Minute Books [microfilm] 31/3/1903 23/5/1983
18184Rate Books [microfilm] 1/4/1903 31/12/1939
18183Contract Ledger [microfilm] 1/4/1903 31/12/1963
18185Valuation Register [microfilm] 1/1/1920 31/12/1935
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Remarks

Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette, 1953, Vol CLXXXIII p. 1273
Queensland Government Gazette, 1953, Vol CLXXXIV p. 284
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1953 - 1954, 1, p. 57
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
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Legislation

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Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
Local Government Act 2009
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902" the Diamantina Divisional Board became the Diamantina Shire Council.

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 Diamantina Shire is undivided and the Council is comprised of 5 councillors including the mayor.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID830, Diamantina Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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