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JULY PUBLIC HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES

Please be advised that the following Council offices, venues, and facilities will be closed for the 2022 Cairns Show Day Public Holiday. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | MODERATE AND REALISTIC 2022-23 BUDGET FOR COOK

Cook Shire Council adopted the 2022-23 Budget at the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 28 June.

 The yearly Budget directs how Shire funds will be spent over the following 12 months, providing transparency and strategic direction. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SERVICES

Please be advised that due to the commencement of the new financial year, we will be undertaking an essential system update on Friday 1 July 2022. As such, our payment systems will temporarily be offline from 7 am Friday 1 July and we will not be able to process any payments until the upgrade is complete. It's anticipated that the system will be fully functional again from 12 noon however, please contact Council on 4082 0500 if you need to make a payment during this time.

WORKS NOTIFICATION | COOKTOWN WATERFRONT PRECINCT

Maintenance works to the lights at the Cooktown waterfront will be undertaken during the week commencing Monday 27 June 2022. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | CURTAIN CLOSES ON COOKTOWN'S 2022 DISCOVERY FESTIVAL

The 2022 Cooktown Discovery Festival lived up to its name this weekend, as community members, special guests, visitors and stakeholders came together to celebrate, discover – and rediscover – some of what makes Cooktown and life on the Cape so great. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | BOWLS OF GOODNESS AS COUNCIL AWARDS KIOSK LEASE TO COOKTOWN FAVOURITE

Cook Shire Council has awarded the lease of the waterfront kiosk at William Daku Park in Cooktown to food van vendor and small business owner, Bek Stewart of Bektopia. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | MT TULLY GREENWASTE

Please be advised that Mt Tully green waste facility has been temporarily closed due to the recent fire. Read more.

WORKS NOTIFICATION | POISON CREEK CAUSEWAY

Works to install a rail guard along the Poison Creek Causeway are due to commence from Wednesday 8 June 2022. Find out more. 

WORKS NOTIFICATION | JENSEN'S CROSSING REPLACEMENT WORKS

Please be advised of upcoming works to replace Jensen's Crossing Bridge and the temporary closure of the bridge during the works period. Read more. 

WORKS NOTIFICATION | RESEALING CHARLES AND MAY STREET, COOKTOWN

Please be advised that the resealing works for Charles and May Street Intersection, May Street section between PCYC and Cooktown State School Carpark are scheduled for Saturday, 18 June 2022. Read more. 

FREE KIDS ART CLASSES AT COOKTOWN LIBRARY

Four weeks of FREE art classes for kids inspired by bush-fire safety and awareness! Find out more. 

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP SERIES | BUILD RESILIENCE WITH QiGONG

Learn how to combine healing sound and ancient Chinese body movement techniques to help you stay calm and collected during challenging times. The workshop series starts Monday 6 June. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COOK SHIRE ANNOUNCES INCOMING CEO

With current Cook Shire CEO Linda Cardew due to retire in coming months, Cook Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Brian Joiner to the role of Chief Executive Officer following his endorsement at the May ordinary council meeting. Read more. 

COUNCIL IN FOCUS | MAY 2022

Download your copy of the latest edition of Council InFocus that is featured both in print and online, in this week's edition of The Cape York Weekly

PUBLIC NOTICE | CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION LAKELAND WASTE TRANSFER STATION

Please be informed that from Monday 30 May 2022, the Lakeland Waste Transfer station will no longer operate as a 24/7 unmanned facility. Read more.  

PUBLIC NOTICE | TMR RE-SEALING WORKS 

We have been advised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) that they will commence resealing works from early June 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting, at a number of locations in Cook Shire. Read more.

ELEGANCE REBORN AS COOKTOWN SHIRE HALL REOPENS ITS DOORS

It was a celebration of history, heritage, colour, dance and a good old-fashioned afternoon tea as the Cooktown community came together to celebrate the reopening of the much-loved, Cooktown Shire Hall on Saturday 21 May. See more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | CHARLOTTE STREET INTERSECTION UPGRADES

Please be advised of the upcoming works to improve pedestrian and traffic safety at multiple intersections along Charlotte Street in Cooktown. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | SHERRIN ESPLANADE UPGRADE

Please be advised of upcoming works to upgrade Sherrin Esplanade from the Furneaux Street-Adelaide Street Intersection are scheduled to commence from Monday 9 May 2022. Read more. 

CURRENT COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Have your say on Council projects, plans, and strategies here.

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