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WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST

To celebrate Small Business Month, join us at Nature's Powerhouse for our Women in Business Breakfast on 31 May 2022. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COUNCIL TO REOPEN HERITAGE-LISTED SHIRE HALL WITH A COMMUNITY OPEN DAY EVENT

After an extensive heritage restoration, Cook Shire Council is delighted to announce that Cooktown’s Shire Hall on Helen Street will re-open its doors to the community at a celebratory event being held at the Hall on Saturday 21 May 2022 from 3 pm. Read more. 

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHIRE HALL!

You're invited to join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Cooktown Shire Hall with a free, family-friendly community open day event! Find out 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. 

DOGS DAY OUT IS BACK

After the weather forced us to cancel the March Dogs Day Out event, it's back, same place, new date and time. Find out more.  

MEDIA RELEASE | GATEWAY TO CAPE YORK OFFICIALLY OPENS AHEAD OF THE CAPE'S TOURISM SEASON

Lakeland’s Gateway to Cape York and sculpture park was officially opened this morning by Cook Shire Mayor, Peter Scott at a ceremony that was attended by more than 60 stakeholders, Cook Shire Councillors, community members, artists and representatives from neighbouring Aboriginal Shire Councils and local government agencies. Read more.

EGG-SELLENT FAMILY FUN AT AYTON

It was a spectacular tropical March morning when community members came together to welcome the Easter Bunny to Ayton on Saturday 26 March 2022. Read more and see the photos here. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COUNCIL INVESTS INTO THE FUTURE OF LAKELAND

Cook Shire Council has acquired an 11-hectare lot of freehold land adjacent to the township of Lakeland in preparation for the potential exponential growth of the agricultural hub. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | SAFETY THE PRIORITY AS COUNCIL CLOSES MARTON SWING BRIDGE

Cook Shire Council has reluctantly closed the much-loved Swing Bridge at Marton until the deteriorating approach ramps can be replaced. Read more.  

SERVICE SUSPENSION | AYTON RADIO TOWER

Recent testing of the Ayton radio tower has confirmed that broadcast transmissions from the tower are interfering with emergency aviation communication channels. As such, Air Services Australia has requested that all transmissions be suspended until the problem can be rectified. The radio tower will be offline and all broadcasts will be suspended on Thursday 17 March 2022 until further notice. 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