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Agency ID8485
TitleThuringowa City Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 1/1/1986
End Date 15/3/2008
Date NotesN/A

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

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19373Burial Register 1/1/1986 28/5/1991
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
231Local Government Department I 1/1/1986 7/12/1989
248Housing and Local Government Department 7/12/1989 24/9/1992
249Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
10727Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation 26/2/2004 15/3/2008
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1886Thuringowa Shire Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
6061Townsville City Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 21 Dec 1985, Vol. CCLXXX, No. 84, p 2217
Local Government and Planning Department, "Local Government Directory", viewed May 2007,
Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2008, nos. 23-26
"What's happened to my Council", Report of the Local Government Reform Commission 2008, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 26

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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Local Government Acts 1936-1987
Local Government Act 1993
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Thuringowa Shire was proclaimed Thuringowa City on 1 Jan 1986 following a request by the Council.

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

In 2007 Thuringowa City was divided into two divisions and was represented by 10 Councillors and a Mayor. Several Standing Committees made up of various Councillors reported to the Council. The Chief Executive Officer was responsible for carrying out the policies and decisions of the Council.

Minister for Local Government, Main Roads and Racing, 1 Jan 1986 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Local Government and Racing, 9 Dec 1987 - 25 Sep 1989
Minister for Local Government, 25 Sep 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Housing and Local Government, 7 Dec 1989 - 24 Sep 1992
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning, 24 Sep 1992 - 26 Feb 1996
Minister for Local Government and Planning, 26 Feb 1996 - 29 Jun 1998
Minister for Local Government, Planning, Regional and Rural Communities, 29 Jun 1998 - 16 Dec 1999
Minister for Local Government and Planning, 16 Dec 1999 - 11 Mar 2004
Minister for Local Government and Planning and Women, 11 Mar 2004 - 25 Aug 2004
Minister for Environment, Local Government, Planning and Women, 25 Aug 2004 - 13 Sep 2006
Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport, 13 Sep 2006 - 15 Mar 2008

Thuringowa City amalgamated with Townsville City on 15 March 2008
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID8485, Thuringowa City Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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