Agency VA 2558
Wonthaggi - Inverloch Water Board
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Date Range: 1984 - 1994
 
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The Legislative Assembly resolved that the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission (VA 723) and each constituted water, sewerage, drainage and river improvement authority (except the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works) be referred to the Public Bodies Review Committee for Review in April 1980. This resulted in the recommendation by the Public Bodies Review Committee that the various water and sewerage authorities be abolished and a new structure set up. This re-structuring was legislated by the Water and Sewerage Authorities (Restructuring) Act 1983 (Act No. 9895). The objectives of this Act were the following:
- to create interim administrative arrangements designed to facilitate the effective and efficient operation of the urban water industry in Victoria.
- to make that industry more structurally coherent and to reduce its geographical and functional fragmentation,
- to reduce the total number of bodies responsible for the supply of water and sewerage services,
- to define the role of the Minister in the development of new structures and procedures in the urban water industry, and
- to promote the more efficient, economic and effective allocation and utilization of the State's water resources.

As a result of this Act, new water and sewerage authorities referred to as Water Boards were created by Order-in-Council and the details of their constitution were published in the Government Gazette.

Under this Act, the Wonthaggi-Inverloch Water Board was constituted by an Order-in-Council dated 26 June 1984. Inverloch Waterworks Trust (VA 2105), Wonthaggi Sewerage Authority (VA 2048), and Inverloch Sewerage Authority (VA 1991) were abolished. The Wonthaggi Waterworks and Wonthaggi Urban Districts were transferred from the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission to the Wonthaggi-Inverloch Water Board. The geographical areas, functions, land, liabilities, obligations, powers, property, rights and employees of these various authorities became the responsibility of the new Water Board.

The Order-in-Council was enforced from the 1st of July 1984, and continued until a further program of structural reform took place under the Water Act 1989 (Act No. 80/1989). Under this Act, the South Gippsland Region Water Authority was constituted by Order-in-Council to take effect from the 1st of January 1995.
This Order stated that the South Gippsland Region Water Authority was responsible for the staff, liabilities, obligations, land, property and functions of the Wonthaggi-Inverloch Water Board from that date.
 
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? 1984 - 1994 Outward Correspondence VPRS 14774 North Melbourne Open
1958 - 1989 Contract Registers VPRS 14827 North Melbourne Open
1972 - 1985 Contract Register VPRS 14778 North Melbourne Open
1984 - ? 1994 General Ledgers VPRS 14803 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1986 General Correspondence Subject Files (Engineering) VPRS 14939 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1994 Minutes of Meetings VPRS 14825 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1994 Index to General Correspondence Files VPRS 14940 North Melbourne Open
1985 - 1995 General Correspondence Files, Single Number System VPRS 14936 North Melbourne Open
1989 - 1994 Contract Register VPRS 14826 North Melbourne Open
1989 - 1994 Balance Sheets VPRS 14900 North Melbourne Open
1994 - 1995 Amalgamation Records VPRS 14760 North Melbourne Open
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1984 - 1994 Water and sewerage authorities VF 416
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1984 - 1990 Water Resources VRG 84
1990 - 1992 Conservation and Environment VRG 94
1992 - 1994 Water Resources II VRG 114