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Agency ID9619
TitleSandgate Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 1/10/1925
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
4174Legal Documents 1/1/1903 1/10/1925
3632By Laws 5/9/1907 31/5/1924
3711Ledger 1/1/1910 31/1/1920
3607Minute Books 6/2/1911 26/9/1925
3606Minute Book (Committee of the Whole) 10/2/1911 7/9/1925
3623Statements of Work 1/2/1916 30/11/1917
3630Valuation Register and Rate Book 1/1/1924 1/10/1925
4163Trust Deed 25/9/1925 25/9/1925
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 1/10/1925
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
247Brisbane City Council II
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Remarks

Information Sources

Harris C.P., Local Government and Regionalism in Queensland, 1859 to 1977, Canberra: ANU, 1978, pp.13-41 passim, 79-80
Greenwood G and Laverty J, Brisbane 1859-1959: A History of Local Government, Brisbane: O.L.Ziegler and BCC, 1959, p.254. pp.449-466 passim.
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Legislation

Establishing Local Authorities Act of 1902
Abolishing City of Brisbane Act of 1924
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Local Authorities Act 1902 consolidated local government and established two classes - Towns and Shires. The Act provided that all existing municipalities were to be constituted as Towns. Thus on 31 Mar 1903, the Sandgate Town Council was created assuming the powers and functions of the former Sandgate Borough Council.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as roads, bridges, water, sanitation and drainage, public health services, parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, street lighting, as well as the regulation of a wide variety of local issues. Council had powers in relation to the construction of buildings, fire prevention, public nuisances, places of amusement, public carriers, slaughter houses, markets, animals and traffic, etc.

The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates, which together with endowments and loans formed its revenue base. The general powers of Council were exercised through the passing of by-laws approved by Governor-in-Council.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Town was governed by a rate-payer elected council comprising a chairman and councillors. Special or general purpose committees were appointed reporting to Council. Council appointed its own officers to administer its business, headed by a Clerk.

ABOLITION:
The City of Brisbane was created on 1 Oct 1925 under the City of Brisbane Act 1924 by the amalgamation of a number of local authorities, boards and public utilities, including:
- Cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane
- Towns of Hamilton, Ithaca, Toowong, Windsor, Sandgate, and Wynnum
- Shires of Balmoral, Belmont, Coorparoo, Enoggera, Kedron, Moggill, Sherwood, Stephens, Taringa, and Toombul and,
- Parts of the Shires of Tingalpa and Yeerongpilly
Accordingly, the Sandgate Town Council ceased to exist on 1 Oct 1925.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31-Mar-1903 - 1 Oct 1925
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID9619, Sandgate Town Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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