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PUBLIC NOTICE | BRIDGE SERVICING WORKS: SHIPTON'S FLAT AND THE PDR

We have been advised by 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. 

GET MORE DONE WITH GRANTS

Find out more about Council's grant program and how you can obtain funding to help turn your ideas into reality at a series of FREE information sessions being held in Laura, Lakeland, Ayton and Coen in August and September. Find out more. 

LET'S TALK ABOUT LAKELAND

Lakeland is a growing community. With the proposed Palmer River Dam and irrigation scheme, Lakeland is set to grow even more. Have you input into planning for the future design and growth of Lakeland at a community event being held on 23 August 2022. Find out more. 

BEST OF SYDNEY FESTIVAL - LIVE THEATRE FILMS

From award-winning theatre to baroque music, dinosaurs, and acrobats, we’re bringing the stage to the screen with four films guaranteed to entertain all ages and tastes. Introducing the Sydney Festival 2022 Roadshow #BESTOFTHEFEST 

MEDIA RELEASE | ONE-WAY AND A SHARED PATHWAY AS SHERRIN ESPLANADE SETS TO REOPEN.

Stage 6 of the Revitalisation of Charlotte Street, the upgrade works to Cooktown’s Sherrin Esplanade, are due for completion in the coming weeks, with the road anticipated to be open in September. Read more. 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED AMENDED LOCAL LAWS

Have your say on the proposed amended local laws by 5 pm, Friday  2 September 2022. Find out more.  

PUBLIC NOTICE | McLEOD RIVER BRIDGE SERVICING WORKS

We have been advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be servicing McLeod River bridge on the Mulligan Highway between Mt Molloy and Lakeland as part of maintenance works. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | NIGHT WORKS AT ARCHER RIVER CROSSING

We have been advised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out rock drilling and concrete sawing on the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) at Archer River Crossing. Read more. 

TAKE-HOME RAT TEST NOW AVAILABLE FROM COUNCIL

Complimentary RAT tests from Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service are now available to collect from the Main Administration Building in Cooktown. Find out more. 

COUNCIL WELCOMES TWO NEW AUSSIES TO THE SHIRE

Amanda Carvalho and Khubaib Khan made their public commitment to Australia and accepted the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship in front of Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott, Councillors, Council’s Executive Leadership team and community members. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | SAILING OFF ON A HIGH: COOK SHIRE CEO BID A HEARTFELT FAREWELL

Cook Shire Council Mayor Peter Scott expressed his heartfelt gratitude and respect for retiring CEO Linda Cardew at the July Ordinary Council Meeting – Mrs. Cardew’s last ahead of her retirement – held on Tuesday 26 July 2022. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | CHARLOTTE STREET & WEBBER ESPLANADE WATER MAIN WORKS

Please be advised of temporary changes in traffic conditions at the northern end of Charlotte Street and Webber Esplanade (wharf area) as works commence to upgrade water services in the area. Find out more. 

READ COUNCIL'S NEW CORPORATE PLAN

The next five years will be pivotal to building our future as a Shire and ensuring that outcomes are realised through commitment, dedication and hard work. Cook Shire's 2022-2027 Corporate Plan is the document that will help to deliver the shared vision which reflects the communities’ collective aspirations. Read it online now.

RECONCILIATION ROCKS RECOGNISED

Cooktown’s recently created Reconciliation Rocks precinct has been awarded the 2022 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland (AILA Qld) award for Cultural Heritage.  The precinct was sympathetically designed by prominent landscape architect Andrew Prowse of LA3 Landscape Architecture. Read 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. 

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

 

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

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