Under the Local Government Act 1878, the then existing Shire of Ithaca was designated as the Borough of Ithaca on 11 Mar 1903. The Local Authorities Act 1902 subsequently 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 Ithaca Town Council was created assuming the powers and functions of the former Ithaca Borough Council.
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.
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.
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 Ithaca Town Council ceased to exist on 1 Oct 1925.
Home Secretary 11-Mar-1903 - 1 Oct 1925
As well as the Ithaca Town Council (from 31 Mar 1903 to 1 Oct 1925), this agency registration also provides for the Ithaca Borough Council which existed for a short period only from 11 Mar 1903 until 31 Mar 1903.