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Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions. 


Queensland Government COVID-19 updates and resources. 

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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