Unique IDAG-0124DescriptionThe brief of the Finance Committee when it was established in 1843 was "to consider and control all matters connected with the Corporation expenditure and payments and perform all such duties relating to finance as the Council may from time to time require".
From 1854 to 1856 when Council was replaced by Commissioners there was no Committee structure in Council, but the Commissioners performed the duties of the Finance Committee. A new Council was elected in 1857 and they resolved on 27 April 1857 to form three standing committees, Finance and By-Laws, Water and Lighting, and Sewers and City Improvements. However, Finance and By-Laws appear to have operated as separate Committees.
By 1899, the scope of the Committee had been widened to include examination of all vouchers for payment of wages and accounts due, collection of all revenue, conduct of legal proceedings, and management of Council property.
As a result of the amalgamation of Sydney City Council and South Sydney Municipal Council under the Local Government (City of Sydney Boundaries) Act 1981, Council decided in January 1982 to reorganise its Standing Committees into eight bodies. The
Finance Committee became CA 55, Finance and Industrial Relations Committee.CreationResolution of Council 10 October 1843AbolitionResolution of Council 4 January 1982
Start date10th October 1843End date4th January 1982Relationship legacy dataPRECEDED BY: By-Laws Committee AG-0113 (c. 31/08/1882) - By-Laws Committee ceased meeting after 1 August 1882
PRECEDED BY: Improvement Committee AG-0119 (c. 31/05/1891) - Improvement Committee ceased meeting after 7 May 1891
RELATED TO: Sydney City Council OR-0001 (10/10/1843 to 04/01/1982)
RELATED TO: Governance of the Council FN-0021 (10/10/1843 to 04/01/1982)
RELATED TO: Council administration FN-0026 (10/10/1843 to 04/01/1982)
RELATED TO: Property management FN-0006 (01/01/1899 to 04/01/1982)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Coat of Arms Committee AG-0098 (13/02/1908 to 14/04/1908)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Libraries Sub-Committee AG-0102 (01/07/1909 to 27/03/1928)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Industrial Relations Sub-Committee AG-0153 (13/10/1975 to 17/09/1977)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Insurance Sub-Committee AG-0154 (13/10/1975 to 17/09/1977)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Property Sub-Committee AG-0159 (12/05/1975 to 17/09/1977)
SUBORDINATE AGENCY: Revenue and Expenditure Control Sub-Committee AG-0157 (13/10/1975 to 17/09/1977) Source System ID124