The City of Bundaberg
was a Local Government Area
located in the Wide Bay-Burnett
region of Queensland
, encompassing the centre and inner suburbs of the regional city of Bundaberg
. The city covered an area of , and existed as a local government entity in various forms from 1881 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other councils in the surrounding area to form the Bundaberg Region
Local government in the Bundaberg area began on 11 November 1879 with the creation of the Barolin Division as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879
. On 22 April 1881, a area with a population of 1,192 was split from the Division and incorporated as the "Municipality of Bundaberg" under the Local Government Act 1878
. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902
, Barolin became a shire and Bundaberg a town on 31 March 1903. On 22 November 1913, Bundaberg was proclaimed a City.Queensland Government Gazette
, Vol. CL, 22 November 1913, p.1422.
On 21 December 1917, the Shire of Barolin was abolished and its area split between the City of Bundaberg and the Shire of Woongarra
. Bundaberg grew to and was united with what was then its entire suburban extent.
On 21 November 1991, the Electoral and Administrative Review Commission
, created two years earlier, produced its second report, and recommended that local government boundaries in the Bundaberg area be rationalised. The Local......