Council history

The Pittsworth area was originally part of a larger Jondaryan Shire. Following representations to the Department of Local Government, a ballot was held that resulted in Pittsworth being proclaimed a local authority on 24 April 1913.

The first council meeting was held at the Lyceum Hall Pittsworth on 9 July 1913, where WP Copp was elected chairman.

The same meeting saw Mr W O'Hara appointed as acting council clerk, discussions regarding acquiring a site for the new shire office and the appointment of a foreman of works, plus the rate for all three divisions was set at 1 and 1/4 pence in the pound. A new council office and hall was constructed in 1914 at a cost of £766.

In November 1913 it was decided to call applications for a maintenance man. The successful applicant was to supply a dray, two horses, plough, scoop and all necessary tools.

In 1956 a new Civic Centre was built for £62,000 which consisted of a Town Hall and Shire Chambers. 

Prior to the 2008 merger into Toowoomba Regional Council, the Pittworth Shire Council comprised of an independently elected mayor and six councillors.

Past chairmen

1913-15 W P Copp

1915-17 J Bickerton

1917-18 W Sullivan

1918-21 A C Kreig

1921-23 J Bickerton

1923 J Holmes

1923-36 A C Kreig

1936-39 W Lee-Archer

1939-46 A C Kreig

1946-49 W Lee-Archer

1949-57 A Fletcher

1957-67 L Joppich

1967-85 R T Stirling

1985-94 L D Stallman

Past mayors

1994-98 W J Drummond

1998-2008 R S Scotney