Town of Coolangatta
On 11 November 1879, the Nerang Division was created as one of 74 divisions within Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Nerang Division became the Shire of Nerang on 31 March 1903.
Amalgamations in 1948Edit
On 9 December 1948, as part of a major reorganisation of local government in South East Queensland, an Order in Council replacing ten former local government areas between the City of Brisbane and the New South Wales border with only four. The former ten were:
The four resulting local government areas were:
- Town of South Coast, an amalgamation of the Towns of Coolangatta and Southport with the Burleigh Heads part of Nerang (which later became City of Gold Coast)
- the new Shire of Albert: a merger of Beenleigh, Coomera, Nerang (except for the Burleigh Heads area), the southern part of Tingalpa and the eastern part of Waterford
- an enlarged Shire of Beaudesert, an amalgamation of Beaudesert and Tamborine with the western part of Waterford
- the new Redland Shire, an amalgamation of Cleveland and the northern part of Tingalpa (which later became Redland City)
The Order came into effect on 10 June 1949, when the first elections were held.
|George L. Gordon||1917|
|Ralph G. Johnston||1918–1921|
|John Thomas Matters||1924–1927|
|R. C. Graham||1927–1933|
|S. W. (Bill) Winders||1933–1946|
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