Series VPRS 1112
Schedule of Authorities and Other Correspondence for the Consideration of the Board
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Date Range: Series 1858 - 1871
  Series in Custody 1858 - 1871
  Contents 1858 - 1871
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1858 - 1871 Board of Land and Works VA 744
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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  • Function / Content
    The Central Roads Board created in 1853, the first agency concerned with the establishment of main roads and bridges, was abolished on 1 January 1858 and succeeded by the Department of Roads and Bridges (VA 2964) which operated under the statutory control of the Board of Land and Works (VA 744).

    Meetings of the Board of Land and Works (VA 744) concerned with Roads and Bridges required two members only to be present. Membership of the Board for these matters consisted of the President or Vice-President, the Commissioner of Public Works, the Surveyor-General and the Commissioner of Roads and Bridges who, from April 1858, acted as the presiding officer.

    This series consists of the pro forma upon which matters to be discussed by the Board were summarised for presentation to the Board. Details included the Office Number (of the piece of inwards registered correspondence), Name (of the correspondent) a summary of the subject of the matter, the Amount for which Authority is now sought (for matters concerned with payments), the Recommendation (of the responsible officer of the Department of roads and Bridges) and the Decision (of the Board). From 1866, space on the pro forma allowed for the entering of the names of the members of the Board present at the Board meeting at which the matters were dealt with.

    Further reference to information regarding these matters may be made to VPRS 4691 Minutes.

  • Recordkeeping System
    A set of papers was produced for each meeting of the Board of Land and Works, Department of Roads and Bridges. Schedules are placed in chronological order of meetings. Within each set of papers, items are placed in agenda order.

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