Budget 2013-2014 Budget 2013-2014

The Cook Shire Council 2013-2014 Budget was adopted at the July 2013 Council Meeting.

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If you are looking for a sea change then Cook Shire, a growing region, is the place to be, now and into the future for its perfectly balanced tropical lifestyle; pristine coastline; culturally diverse community and friendly locals. 

Positions currently advertised

News and Information from Cook Shire Council News and Information from Cook Shire Council


Cooktown's Botanic Gardens are now reopen to the public after Cyclone Ita caused significant vegetation loss and structural damages.  The gardens have been an attraction since the 1880s, and contain hundreds of unique plant species.  They are also home to Nature's Powerhouse Visitor Information Centre, restaurant and galleries.


If you hold a Centrelink Concession Card or Department of Veterans Affairs Repatriation Health Card (Full Conditions), and are not currently receiving a concession on rates for your primary place of residence, you are encouraged to make an application by June 27, 2014.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a Centrelink Concession Card holder; and
  • You must be the owner or life tenant of the property; and
  • You must be legally responsible for the payment of Council rates and charges levied on that property; and
  • The property for which you make an application must be your principle place of residence.
  • Those pensioners currently receiving a concession on their rates do not need to reapply unless their circumstances have changed since lodging their original application.
  • Download an application form or for more information phone Cook Shire Council during business hours on 07 4069 5444.



Should you wish to submit to Council feedback, information, a compliment or a complaint please use the link at the bottom of this information panel.

Please make sure you include in the Subject Line of your communication the nature of your submission i.e. feedback, information, compliment or a complaint, and additional detail on the topic of your communication i.e. road maintenance, events and shows, parks and gardens. Use specific references if possible i.e. a road name and street number, dates, a lot on plan.

Please include in the body of your email:


  • Your name and contact details (including an email address and phone number);
  • Specific details as to the nature of your communication (the more detail the better);
  • Whether you have contacted Council before with reference to the same issue;
  • Any expected outcomes you desire;
  • Details about previous communication you have received from Council about the same issue;
  • Details of any specific employee who has been dealing with your issue (if applicable); and
  • Any supporting documentation.

Your correspondence will be assessed by Council's records department and will be distributed to the appropriate officer. If your email indicates that your issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (Click Here), it will be forwarded to Council's Complaints Officer who will assess your issue and determine a course of action.

Unless your matter is urgent, please expect a response (by email, mail or phone) within 1 to 2 weeks. Urgent communications i.e those that indicate a threat to property or person, will be prioritised and should be reported to council by phone on 07 4069 5444.

If you wish to contact Council (by phone) about your submission, please ask for Council's records department who will direct you to the officer assigned to your communication.

Click Here to contact Council.


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P | 07 4069 5444
F |  07 4069 5423
E |  mail@cook.qld.gov.au
A |  10 Furneaux Street (PO Box 3), Cooktown Qld 4895


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