City of Redcliffe
|City of Redcliffe
|Population||51,174 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,343.1/km2 (3,479/sq mi)|
|Postcode(s)||4019, 4020, 4021, 4022|
|Area||38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Allan Sutherland|
|Location||23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|State electorate(s)||Redcliffe, Murrumba|
|Website||City of Redcliffe|
It is in the northern part of the County of Stanley. The council covers the suburbs of Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point – a total area of 38.1 km² with a population of 51,174.
History of the council
Caboolture Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. It was centred on Caboolture, which was at that time a small logging town, and initially covered all of Moreton Bay and much of the Sunshine Coast, but by 1890 had shrunk considerably with the separate incorporation of the Pine Division (21 January 1888), Redcliffe Division (5 April 1888) and Maroochy Division (5 July 1890).
Redcliffe Division became the Shire of Redcliffe on 31 March 1903 after the Local Authorities Act 1902 was enacted. On 28 May 1921 it became the Town of Redcliffe. on 13 June 1959 it became City of Redcliffe.
On 27 June 2007 the Queensland Government's Local Government Reform Commission recommended the City of Redcliffe merge with neighbouring Shire of Pine Rivers and Shire of Caboolture, to become the Moreton Bay Region. This came into effect on 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007.
The Redcliffe City Council consisted of one Mayor and seven councillors. The mayor and councillors represented the entire city, elected every four years by popular vote.
The Council had an annual budget of approximately $65 million (2005/06) with works involving such areas as road maintenance and construction, community, cultural and youth activities, town planning and development, water and sewerage, waste management and recycling, maintenance of parks and public areas, library services, public health and animal control, and business and tourism support.
Chairmen and mayors
Redcliffe City Council, on behalf of the City of Redcliffe, has two Sister City arrangements:
- Sister City arrangements in doubt under Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Surrounding local government areas
Redcliffe is immediately north of Brisbane's area, connected from Clontarf to Brighton via the historic Hornibrook Bridge and Houghton Highway. Shire of Pine Rivers is to the south-west of the peninsula, and Shire of Caboolture to the north-west.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "City of Redcliffe (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Proclamation [Caboolture Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:994.
- "Agency ID549, Caboolture Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Caboolture Town History". Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "Agency ID1483, Pine Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Agency ID1686, Redcliffe Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Agency ID1377, Maroochy Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Agency ID1685, Redcliffe Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Agency ID1688, Redcliffe Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Agency ID1687, Redcliffe City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Agency ID11038, Moreton Bay Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- Redcliffe City Council (2006). "Redcliffe City Council Annual Report 2005/2006" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-08-03.
- Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3.
- Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Council A-Z Services". Redcliffe City Council. 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Welcome to Redcliffe". Official website. City of Redcliffe. Archived from the original on 23 March 2008.
- Local Government Directory – Redcliffe City Council profile