Unique IDAG-0114DescriptionThe Sydney City Incorporation Act 1842 (s70) specified that the Council was to levy a separate 'police rate' sufficient to pay for the expenses of the police force in the City.
This Committee was appointed by Council on 25 November 1842 to "obtain information as to the present expenses of the Police from the authorities with a view to make an estimate of the future expenses of constables and Police and to report thereon". The powers of the Council were limited to determining the level of rating for the police, and therefore the numerical strength and rates of pay of the police force, but Council did not actually control it.
The Committee appears to have presented its last report in 1844. Council resolved not to levy the police rate after 1844 and the State took over police funding after 1846CreationResolution of Council 25 November 1842AbolitionCessation of activity 1844
Start date25th November 1842End date qualifierbyEnd date31st December 1844Relationship legacy dataRELATED TO: Sydney City Council OR-0001 (25/11/1842 to 31/12/1844)
RELATED TO: Rating powers FN-0005 (25/11/1842 to 31/12/1844)
RELATED TO: Governance of the Council FN-0021 (25/11/1842 to 31/12/1844) Source System ID114