City of Redcliffe

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City of Redcliffe
Population51,174 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density1,343.1/km2 (3,479/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4019, 4020, 4021, 4022
Area38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
MayorCr Allan Sutherland
Location23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane CBD
State electorate(s)Redcliffe, Murrumba
Federal Division(s)Petrie
Redcliffe city council.svg
WebsiteCity of Redcliffe
LGAs around City of Redcliffe:
Caboolture Deception Bay Moreton Bay
Pine Rivers City of Redcliffe Moreton Bay
Brisbane Bramble Bay Moreton Bay

The City of Redcliffe is a former local government area in South East Queensland, Australia. In 2008 it was amalgamated with the Shires of Pine Rivers and Caboolture to create Moreton Bay Region, it is in the northern part of the County of Stanley, with a total area of 38.1 km² and a population of 51,174.[1]


The City of Redcliffe included the following suburbs:


Map of Redcliffe Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902. Legend: Kedron Division & Sandgate Borough (See Diagram)

Caboolture Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879,[2][3][4] 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),[5] Redcliffe Division (5 April 1888)[6] and Maroochy Division (5 July 1890).[7]

Redcliffe Division became the Shire of Redcliffe on 31 March 1903 after the Local Authorities Act 1902 was enacted.[6][8] On 28 May 1921 it became the Town of Redcliffe.[8][9] on 13 June 1959 it became City of Redcliffe.[9][10]

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.[10][11]

Council structure[edit]

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.

Council services[edit]

Settlement Cove in Redcliffe was developed by Redcliffe City Council

The Council had an annual budget of approximately $65 million (2005/06)[12] 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[edit]

  • 1888: Edmund MacDonnell
  • 1906: P. P. Fewings [13]
  • 1908: E.F. Morgan [14]
  • 1927: J. B. Dunn [15]
  • 1930–1943: Alfred Henry Langdon[16]
  • 1946–1949?: Robert Thomas (Bob) Bradley[17]
  • 1955–1964: Jim Houghton

Sister cities[edit]

Redcliffe City Council, on behalf of the City of Redcliffe, has two Sister City arrangements:[18]

Surrounding local government areas[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "City of Redcliffe (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Caboolture Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:994.
  3. ^ "Agency ID549, Caboolture Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Caboolture Town History". Archived from the original on 28 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Agency ID1483, Pine Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Agency ID1686, Redcliffe Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Agency ID1377, Maroochy Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Agency ID1685, Redcliffe Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Agency ID1688, Redcliffe Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Agency ID1687, Redcliffe City Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Agency ID11038, Moreton Bay Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  12. ^ Redcliffe City Council (2006). "Redcliffe City Council Annual Report 2005/2006" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ "Queensland Mayors and Shire Chairmen". The Queenslander. 24 February 1906. p. 22. Retrieved 1 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3.
  15. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  16. ^ Unknown (1933), A. H. Langdon, retrieved 23 April 2017
  17. ^ "LEFT WORK TO CARRY BRICKS". Brisbane Telegraph. 20 July 1949. p. 11 (LAST RACE). Retrieved 23 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ "Council A-Z Services". Redcliffe City Council. 2006. Archived from the original on 3 January 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°13′47.06″S 153°06′29.71″E / 27.2297389°S 153.1082528°E / -27.2297389; 153.1082528