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Agency ID887
TitleFlinders Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 3/9/1903
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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Information Sources

Local Government Act of 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 3 Sep 1903, Vol. LXXXI, No. 59, p. 480
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CLVII, No. 157, 13 Dec 1941, p. 1998
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCXCII, No. 117, 7 Dec 1989, p. 2479
Local Government (Areas) Regulation 2008, Schedule 1
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Legislation

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Administered Local Authorities Act 1902
Local Government Act 1936
Local Government Act 1993
Local Government Act 2009

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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Flinders Shire was established by change of name from Hughenden Shire on 3 Sep 1903.

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:
On 15 March 2008 the Flinders Shire is undivided and the Council is comprised of 5 councillors including the mayor.


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID887, Flinders Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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