Council funding streams open this month

Council's Community Grants and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) programs open for applications this month. The Community Grants Program aims to provide assistance to local organisations in a number of ways, including purchase of equipment, supporting event delivery, workshops and economic development. The RADF program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. Applications open on July 26 and close on August 30. For more information, or to apply, click on the links above.

Mulch available at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station

Now is the time to mulch your gardens before the dry season sets in, and Council has you covered. Mulch is now available at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station either to self load, or you can get the friendly Council team to load your vehicle. You can also get mulch delivered right to your door. Mulch costs $5 per cubic metre for self loading, $10 per cubic metre for Council loading or $5 per cubic metre plus a $30 delivery fee for a ute load or $95 delivery fee for a truck load. Contact the Waste Transfer Station on 0428 793 147 for more information.

Cape York roadworks from July 9 to 23

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and heavy vehicles during works on the following Cook Shire roads from July 9 to 23: Bamaga Road (from Sailor's Hill to Jardine River), Bamaga Road (from Bramwell Junction to Sailor's Hill), Sudley-Batavia Road, Port Stewart Road, Holroyd Road, Musgrave-Strathgordon Road, Marina Plains Road, Lakefield Road, Battlecamp Road, Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Kalpowar section), Dixie Road, Fairview-Palmerville Road, Kimba Road, Whites Creek Road (to Maytown). Please help keep our contractors safe by driving carefully through the works site and obeying signage. Police enforcement of temporary speed zones may occur. The roadworks is ongoing, with the next works period running from July 30 20 August 13.

Be considerate when using the boat ramp

Did you know that it's an offence for a boat to be tied at the Cooktown boat ramp pontoon for more than 15 minutes, or to obstruct traffic at the boat ramp? Breaches may result in an infringement notice being issued, or the boat being impounded at the owner's expense. Please be considerate with this shared facility and abide by the rules so all users can enjoy the boat ramp safely. For more details about using the boat ramp, contact Council's friendly local laws team.


July 14 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
July 17 Cook Shire Council ordinary general meeting, Council Chambers, 9am Council 4069 5444 or
July 17 Registrations for Cook Shire Emergency Services Cadets close Follow this link
July 17 Free autism understanding workshop, Cooktown District Community Centre CDCC 4082 1400
July 18 Naidoc Day celebrations, Cooktown PCYC, 10am-2pm Gungarde 4069 5412
July 19 Cook Shire public holiday Council 4069 5444 or
July 19-21 Cooktown Hotel Hog Hunt Ph 4069 5308
July 23 Cook Shire Emergency Services Cadets info night  Register online by July 17
July 26 RADF and Community Grants open Council 4069 5444 or
July 28 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
August 4 Grow your own mushrooms workshop, Rossville Facebook 
August 11 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
August 12 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm Library 4069 5009 or 
August 17 Grown your own mushrooms workshop, Cooktown Facebook
August 24 Grow your own mushrooms workshop, Ayton Facebook
August 30 RADF and Community Grants close Council 4069 5444 or 

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