Water restrictions from 18 Sep 2018 - Water restrictions apply to all Council water supply schemes:

Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Brookstead, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp), Pittsworth, Southbrook, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.

Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)

Pittsworth Council history

Council history

The Pittsworth area was originally part of a larger Jondaryan Shire. Following representations to the Department of Local Government, a ballot was held that resulted in Pittsworth being proclaimed a local authority on 24 April 1913.

The first council meeting was held at the Lyceum Hall Pittsworth on 9 July 1913, where WP Copp was elected chairman.

The same meeting saw Mr W O'Hara appointed as acting council clerk, discussions regarding acquiring a site for the new shire office and the appointment of a foreman of works, plus the rate for all three divisions was set at 1 and 1/4 pence in the pound. A new council office and hall was constructed in 1914 at a cost of £766.

In November 1913 it was decided to call applications for a maintenance man. The successful applicant was to supply a dray, two horses, plough, scoop and all necessary tools.

In 1956 a new Civic Centre was built for £62,000 which consisted of a Town Hall and Shire Chambers. 

Prior to the 2008 merger into Toowoomba Regional Council, the Pittworth Shire Council comprised of an independently elected mayor and six councillors.

Past chairmen

1913-15 W P Copp

1915-17 J Bickerton

1917-18 W Sullivan

1918-21 A C Kreig

1921-23 J Bickerton

1923 J Holmes

1923-36 A C Kreig

1936-39 W Lee-Archer

1939-46 A C Kreig

1946-49 W Lee-Archer

1949-57 A Fletcher

1957-67 L Joppich

1967-85 R T Stirling

1985-94 L D Stallman

Past mayors

1994-98 W J Drummond

1998-2008 R S Scotney

Last Updated: Friday, 26 February 2016 12:21
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