Discovery Festival Ball - we want your input!

Council is looking at options for next year's Cooktown Discovery Festival Ball, and would like feedback and suggestions from the community. A short, 10 question survey is available here, and is closing in December. Your input would be much appreciated, and will go towards improving our Festival next year.

Stallholders wanted for waterfront opening

Council is seeking stall holders to be part of the Cooktown waterfront official opening event. All stalls must apply for a free stall site, with Cook Shire residents given preference. If a food permit is required, a fee will be applicable. The waterfront opening will be from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, November 17. Food, non alcoholic drinks, fundraising, service organisations, information tents and retail stalls are encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest should be to Council, attention to the Environmental Health Officer, or posted to PO Box 3, Cooktown, 4895, by October 29, 2018. Successful stallholders will be notified by November 2, and will be allocated a space by Council. For more information, contact Council's Environmental Health Officer.

Australia Day Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2019 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards are now open. Categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Sports, Arts and Culture and Environment. Nominations close on Monday, November 19. For more information, and to download a nomination form, visit our Events page.

Images wanted to celebrate 100 years of Cook Shire Council

Council is turning 100 in January 2019, and as part of the celebrations we want to share images from our 100 years of service. We are seeking images from 1919 until now, which showcase everything Council has been involved in, including our towns and communities, facilities such as libraries, pools, playgrounds and halls, staff, road works and community events. The images will be on display at the 2019 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards and will be included in a coffee table book to be printed next year. Images can be to Council, or hard copies can be posted or taken to Council and will be scanned and returned. The Cooktown History Centre at 121 Charlotte Street can also process images. Please note all images must be accompanied by a signed release form, available online here or at Council's office or the History Centre.


Events Calendar

October 16 Gypsy Caravan free concert, Nature's PowerHouse PowerHouse 4069 5763
October 17 Free Get Online morning tea, Bloomfield Library, 10am-12pm Bloomfield Library 4060 8342
October 18 Free Get Online morning tea, Cooktown Library, 10am-12pm Cooktown Library 4069 5009
October 26 Cape York NRM AGM Cape York NRM 1300 132 262
October 26-28 Sovereign Resort Barra Comp Sovereign Resort 4043 0500
October 27 Legal Assault 11 fundraiser muaythai fight night, Cooktown PCYC Full Boar Gym
October 27 Bloomfield Community Gym official opening, 9am-2pm Kathleen 0429 197 279
October 29 Cooktown Waterfront official opening stallholder expressions of interest close
November 10 Cooktown Races Cooktown Amateur Turf Club
November 17 Cooktown waterfront activity precinct official opening Council 4069 5444
November 19 Nominations close for Cook Shire Australia Day Awards Council

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