Annan River boat ramp closed

The Annan River boat ramp will be completely closed from Monday, September 9 through to Monday, September 16 for maintenance. The nearest alternative boat ramp is the Cooktown Boat Ramp on the Endeavour River. Thank you for your cooperation while we improve your facilities!

Youth Careers Expo at PCYC

The annual Cooktown and District Youth Careers Expo is on Tuesday, September 17 at the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre from 9am to 3pm. There will be more than 20 exhibitors showcasing the varied career paths available to youth, including Cook Shire Council and the Regional Arts Services Network. Year 8 to 12 students will be attending the Expo from 9am to 12pm, and older youth from 18 to 24 years are encouraged to attend the afternoon session from 1pm to 3pm.

Call  4082 0500 for assistance outside business hours

Council has a dedicated after hours answering service and residents are reminded that all requests for assistance outside business hours should be directed to the 4082 0500 phone number. The trained call centre staff will assess each request and contact the relevant Council officer, who will deal with the enquiry or contact the caller as necessary. This ensures that enquiries are dealt with promptly and by the appropriate officer, rather than contacting a staff member via their direct number which may not be answered if they are on leave or not on call. Non urgent enquiries can also be to Council, and will be responded to as soon as possible during business hours.

Cape York roadworks from September 10 to 24

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and heavy vehicles during works on the following Cook Shire roads from September 10 to 24: Bamaga Road (from Sailor's Hill to Jardine River), Moreton-Bramwell Road, Port Stewart Road, Portland Roads Road, Holroyd Road, Musgrave-Strathgordon Road, Balurga Road, Lilyvale-Running Creek Road, Lakefield Road, Battlecamp Road, Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Starcke and Kalpowar sections), Dixie Road, Fairview-Palmerville Road, Kimba-Gamboola Road, Whites Creek Road (to Maytown). Please help keep our contractors safe by driving carefully through the work sites and obeying signage. Police enforcement of temporary speed zones may occur. The roadworks is ongoing, with the next works period running from October 1 to 15.


September 9-16 Annan River boat ramp closed Council  4082 0500 or
September 14 Lakeland Photo Comp, Lakeland town hall, 3pm Facebook or 0429 995 094
September 15 Cooktown Cricket Association AGM, Queen's Oval (Botanic Gardens oval), 2pm 0477 680 810 or 0484 774 815
September 17 Cooktown and District Youth Careers Expo, Cooktown Events Centre, 9am-3pm
September 17 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
September 18 Endeavour Christian College Trivia Night Fundraiser, 6pm-7.30pm Book by
September 19 Australian Reading Hour, Cooktown Library, 10am-12pm Library 4069 5009 or
September 24 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
September 27-30 Conquer the Corrugations mental health awareness walk Facebook or
September 30-October 17 BreastScreen Queensland mobile service in Cooktown Bookings 13 20 50

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

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