AU WA A108 - METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE DEPARTMENT

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE DEPARTMENT

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A108

Description area

Dates of existence

1910-01-01 - 1964-07-01

History

This organisation was established in 1910 pursuant to Statute No. 43 of 1909. The Act consolidated water supply, sewerage and drainage schemes under one administration, directly responsible to the Minister of Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage.

Between August 1912 to April 1918 the Department was administered by and integrated with the Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Department (MWSS & DD). The MWSS & DD's status as a separate Department was not re-established until July 1921.

In October 1925 the Engineering staff of the Department come once more under the direct supervision of the Public Works Department's Chief Engineer. There was thereafter a pooling of staff resources, and accommodation between the two Departments. Three water supply, sewerage and drainage districts were gazetted as constituting the Metropolitan Area in January 1910. These districts were Perth, Claremont and Fremantle where water supply and sewerage schemes already existed. In 1914 Guildford, Midland and Armadale were also included in the Metropolitan Area.

In September 1963 the Liberal Government introduced a Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Amendment Bill with the intention of substituting Board for Departmental control. The Act was promulgated in November 1963 and a new administrative structure established by July 1964.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Metroplitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act No. 43, of 1909

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1199 - WATER CORPORATION (1996-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1199

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A8 - WATER AUTHORITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1985-07-01 - 1996-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A8

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A110 - METROPOLITAN WATER AUTHORITY (1982-07-01 - 1985-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A110

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A106 - METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE (1909-04-01 - 1910-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A106

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

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AU WA A109 - METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE BOARD (1964-07-01 - 1982-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A109

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A105 - METROPOLITAN WATER WORKS BOARD (1896-10-01 - 1909-04-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A105

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A107 - WATER SUPPLY, SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE DEPARTMENT (1912-01-01 - 1921-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A107

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A106 - METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE (1909-04-01 - 1910-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A106

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A110 - METROPOLITAN WATER AUTHORITY (1982-07-01 - 1985-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A110

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A109 - METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE BOARD (1964-07-01 - 1982-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A109

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A8 - WATER AUTHORITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1985-07-01 - 1996-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A8

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

- 1995-12-31

Description of relationship

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Series S4747 - LEDGERS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

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Series S4748 - MEMORANDA OF ORDERS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

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Series S4749 - FINANCIAL RECORDS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S406 - FILES - GENERAL [2]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1921-01-01 - 1964-07-01

Related unit of description

Series S2752 - MINUTES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-03-17 - 1957-05-28

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Series S2753 - COST BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1921-01-01 - 1921-12-31

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Series S2754 - REPORTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1922-10-21 - 1960-12-31

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Series S2764 - REGISTER - LICENSED PLUMBERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1935-01-01 - 1962-12-31

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Series S1501 - RATE BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1933-01-01 - 1954-12-31

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Series S1505 - OUTPUT REGISTER

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1915-05-01 - 1925-10-31

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Series S3080 - FILES - PLANNING BRANCH

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1955-02-01 - 1964-07-01

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Series S4128 - FILES - PERSONAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1910-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S3641 - VESTING ORDERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1933-01-01 - 1964-07-01

Related unit of description

Series S3651 - PLANS - WATER SUPPLY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-07-01

Related unit of description

Series S83 - FILES - GENERAL [1]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1910-01-01 - 1964-07-01

Related unit of description

Series S84 - SURVEYORS FIELD BOOKS AND LEVEL BOOKS [METROPOLITAN PERTH]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1921-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S633 - INDEX SHEETS - METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE SCHEME

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1961-11-01 - 1962-10-01

Related unit of description

Series S634 - PLANS - METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE SCHEME

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1910-01-10 - 1954-12-31

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

Administrative History Note Sources: "Perth's Early Water Supplies" by H.E. Hunt, W.A. Division Australian Institution of Engineers (undated). "Building a State" by J.S.H. Le Page, Water Authority of W.A., 1986.