IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up-to-date, relevant local information regarding COVID-19.

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES COVID VACCINE PLAN TO UNITE FAMILIES

The State Government today released the following COVID vaccine plan.

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY SYSTEM OUTAGE

Please be advised that in order to enhance security and service quality, Cook Shire Council will be undertaking an essential upgrade to our IT systems on the following dates: 5 pm Wednesday 27 October until 5 pm Friday 29 October 2021. During this time we will be unable to process any payments, electronic services or applications. Read more. 

MANGROVE REMOVAL | SHERRIN ESPLANADE

From 1-3 November 2021, Council will be undertaking the removal of mangrove regrowth along a section of Sherrin Esplande in Cooktown. Read more. 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE | COEN AERODROME

Please be advised that resealing works to the Coen Aerodrome will commence at 10 am on Monday 18 October 2021 until 6.30pm on Friday 22 October 2021. During this time the aerodrome will be closed to aircraft operators. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COOK SHIRE CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Cook Shire Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Linda Cardew has officially announced her intention to retire at the end of July 2022, bringing the curtain down on her distinguished career in local government that has spanned more than 25 years. Read more.

COUNCIL TURNS UP THE HEAT AT COOKTOWN POOL

Works to install a heating system at the popular Cooktown Swimming Pool are now complete, and community members, hydrotherapy patients, swimming, and sports enthusiasts are diving right in to enjoy the warmer waters with the swimming pool seeing an increase in visitor numbers since the system was installed. Read more. 

ESK VALLEY ROAD | TEMPORARY CHANGES TO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

Please be advised that works to upgrade five waterway crossings ( at Chainage 1.51km, 1.76km, 1.93km, 2.73km and 4.56km) on Esk Valley Road are due to commence Monday 13 September 2021 until approximately Wednesday 20 October 2021. Find out more. 

BRIDGE SERVICING WORKS

Please be advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be servicing bridges on Shiptons Flat Road and Peninsula Developmental Road (Laura – Coen) as part of maintenance works. Find out more. 

A LABOUR OF LOVE AS COOKTOWN'S ICONIC SHIRE HALL TAKES SHAPE

Protecting the history and heritage of Cooktown’s iconic Shire Hall on Helen Street was always going to take time, patience and a generous dose of tender loving care. Read more. 

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COOKTOWN EVENTS CENTRE

Community members, new citizens, Councillors, Council staff and special guests came together to officially celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Cooktown Events Centre on Friday 23 July 2021. Find out more. 

UPDATE | COOKTOWN LION'S PARK PLAYGROUND

Works to upgrade Cooktown's much-loved Lion's Park Playground are progressing, however ongoing challenges with sourcing and supply chains have pushed back the estimated completion date to late October 2021. Read more. 

COOK SHIRE AND QUEENSLAND HEALTH COVID WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

Cook Shire Council is cooperating with Queensland Health, the University of Queensland and CSIRO to deliver a wastewater surveillance program for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To find out more about the program and to keep accurately informed of test results, visit the Queensland Health website. 

CONTRACTS | CURRENT TENDERS AND SUBMISSIONS

Due to Cook Shire's commitment to open and effective competition, we will regularly call for tenders on projects to ensure the best contractor is sourced, locally where possible. For all of Council's current tenders and submissions click here

 

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday