Series VPRS 14827
Contract Registers
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Date Range: Series 1958 - 1989
  Series in Custody 1958 - 1989
  Contents 1958 - 1989
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1958 - 1984 Inverloch Sewerage Authority VA 1991
1958 - 1984 Inverloch Waterworks Trust VA 2105
1984 - 1989 Wonthaggi - Inverloch Water Board VA 2558
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1994 - cont South Gippsland Region Water Authority VA 4239
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Scan the Consignment Details List to locate the volume containing the contract number or time period of interest.

    If the contract number is not known, researchers should first check the front of the volume for an index, and consult the index to locate the contract of interest.

    If the contract number is not known and no index is found, researchers should leaf through the volume to locate the contract of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series registered and summarized contracts let by the Inverloch Sewerage Authority (VA 1991) and the Inverloch Waterworks Trust (VA 2105) and their successor body, the Wonthaggi / Inverloch Water Board (VA 2558). Section 251 of the Water Act 1890 (No. 1156), and similar provisions in later Water Acts stated that contract registers were to specify the several works to be done, the materials to be furnished, the prices to be paid for the materials, and the times within which the said works were to be completed and the said materials to be furnished.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each contract was allocated a unique registration number. The Contract Register was divided into two parts, one for water and the other for sewerage related contracts. The Register was jointly maintained by the Sewerage Authority and the Waterworks Trust. Following amalgamation it was maintained by the Water Board. Several control systems for contracts were introduced over the years. They include the following:
    annual single number systems (2/57 - 4/73 for Water) which operated from circa 1958 to 1973,
    ;sequential running number, often with an alphabetical suffix (11 - 35B for Water and 1 - 45 for Sewerage) which operated from circa 1976 to 1984;
    and a sequential number system with an alphabetical prefix (W552 - W557 for water - S550 - S572 for Sewerage) which operated from circa 1985 to circa 1989.

    Contracts of an administrative nature, ie for the day to day running of the Authority, were interspersed with engineering contracts.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1958 - 1989 Open 1
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