Series S635 - FILES - MAIN ROADS

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AU WA S635




  • 1926-01-01 - 1974-12-31 (Creation)

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AU WA A349 - MAIN ROADS BOARD (1926-01-01 - 1930-01-01)

Administrative history

The Board constituted by the Main Roads Act 1925 consisted of three members appointed by the Governor. Two members were to be qualified engineers, and third a skilled administrator. The Board was empowered to provide and set out main roads. The Board was abolished by the Main Roads Act 1930.

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AU WA A350 - MAIN ROADS DEPARTMENT (1930-01-01 -)

Administrative history

The Main Roads Department, in co-operation with Local Government, develops and manages the State road network as part of a total transportation system.

The Department of Transport (established on 1 July 2009), Main Roads Western Australia, and the Public Transport Authority comprise the State's current Transport Portfolio. The Office of Road Safety was transferred from the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 1 July 2009.

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Functional and administrative files relating to the metropolitan and country road system. The files document road construction, contracts, investigations, traffic surveys, traffic policy, maintenance, land resumption and acquisition, conferences and committees, vehicle loads, administrative policy and financial policy.

In 1978, the filing system was changed to a classification system.

(Files in this Record Series include records that were previously listed at the State Records Office at references: AN 213/1; Accession 1140, AN 213/7; Accession, AN 213/8; Accession 1838).


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1978-01-01 -

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Range Control Symbol = 1/1926 -

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