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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COOKTOWN BOTANIC GARDENS UPDATE | BLOOMING BRILLIANT

Cooktown's heritage-listed Botanic Gardens has been a hive of activity lately, with a number of upgrade initiatives completed, including enhanced accessibility and pathway upgrades, and the official opening of the First People's Grove, the dedicated team have been kept busy completing a number of other projects and essential works ahead of the wet season. Read more. 

REQUEST FOR QUOTES | ART WORKSHOPS & STORYTIME

Cook Shire Council invites offers from suitably qualified persons to conduct art workshops and Storytime sessions for children aged 0 – 5 at the Cooktown Library, as further detailed in the offer document. Find out more. 

MT TULLY | PLANNED ERGON POWER OUTAGE

Ergon has informed Council of a planned power outage at Mount Tully, scheduled to occur on Saturday 4 December 2021, from 12.30 pm - 12.45 pm. This interruption is necessary to allow maintenance of the electricity network. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | SPECIAL MEETING

The community is being advised of a Special Meeting of Council to be held at 10am on Friday 3 December 2021, at Council Chambers located at 10 Furneaux Street in Cooktown. Business to be conducted will be the adoption of the Audited 2020-2021 Financial Statements. See more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | BOTANIC GARDENS CAR PARK WORKS

Construction works will be carried out on the disabled car park retaining wall at the Cooktown Botanic Gardens. Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE | LILY CREEK CULVERT WORKS

Works will be carried out to reline the Lily Creek culvert on the Peninsula Developmental Road near Lakeland. Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE | COOKTOWN AERODROME RUNWAY RESEALING

Resealing works on the runway at Cooktown Airport will commence on 29 November as part of the runway maintenance program. Read more

CURRENT COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

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

NOMINATE A MATE | 2022 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

The Cook Shire Australia Day Award nominations are now open!

The Australia Day Awards recognise outstanding achievement within our community. The awards will be presented in Cooktown on Australia Day, 26 January 2022.

Individuals and groups from within our community who have made a noteworthy contribution during the year, and/or have contributed outstanding service to the community over a number of years are eligible. Find out more.

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY CLOSURE BAMAGA REST AREA TOILETS

Due to extensive damage caused by fire and vandalism, the public toilet facilities at the Bamaga Rest Area will be closed for repairs until further notice. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | UPGRADE WORKS RAILWAY AVENUE EAST

Please be advised that works to seal and upgrade the section of Railway Avenue East, between Poison Creek Road and the Minke Road intersection, are due to commence early November 2021. Read more. 

PRE-DISASTER SEASON CLEANUP & FREE DUMPING DAYS

Get Ready for disaster season with FREE dumping for all sorted domestic waste at all Cook Shire Waste Transfer Stations from Tuesday 26 October 2021 until Sunday 7 November 2021. Find out more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | WALLABY CREEK BRIDGE WORKS

Please be advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out bridge inspection and repair works on Wallaby Creek Bridge on Shiptons Flat Road that will require intermittent full bridge closures on the following dates: Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November, and Monday 8 to Thursday 11 November 2021. Read more.

COOK SHIRE LIKES TO MOVE IT!

Cook Shire Council is proud to launch the MOVE It! Cook Shire program with a number of FREE fitness classes now available to residents in Cooktown and Bloomfield until the end of this year. Find out more. 

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