Cooktown waterfront traffic changes

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions on the waterfront this month. Heavy machinery will be working on the Webber Esplanade road, and to ensure pedestrian and vehicle safety, traffic will be detoured at times during the works. Please obey signage and staff in the area, and expect traffic and parking changes this month.

Cooktown road and footpath safety blitz

Road and footpath safety in Cooktown will be stepped up as Council cracks down on illegal parking. Cars targeted would be those parked on town footpaths and in non-parking zones, Council's spokesperson said. Residents have several weeks' grace before Council will begin issuing fines. Those parking in prohibited areas will begin receiving courtesy notices to warn them they are parking in a prohibited area. Parking sign installation and line marking for parking spaces has started, and residents are urged to pay attention before parking.

Cooktown Discovery Festival market stall applications open

The Cooktown Discovery Festival is one of Cook Shire's most popular and long standing events, with the highlight being the re-enactment of Captain James Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 and the interaction between the Europeans and the First Nations people. Council is facilitating the 2018 Cooktown Discovery Festival markets. This year's festival is held on June 15, 16 and 17, and market stall applications are now open. Applications close on Monday, May 28 2018. Click here for more information on the festival and market stalls.

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them, such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.


Events Calendar

May 23 Cooktown Pool closed between 8.45am and 10am for mowing Pool 4069 6928
May 27 Big Garage Sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station
May 27 Archer Point Beach Clean Up, 8am-12noon Archer Point Mick 0408 577 193
May 28 Applications for Discovery Festival market stalls close Cook Shire Council
May 31 Family as First Teachers session, Coen School
June 1 Discovery Festival Ball tickets close Cook Shire Council
June 6 Cooktown Pool closed between 8.45am and 10am for mowing Pool 4069 6928
June 15-17 Cooktown Discovery Festival Cooktown Discovery Festival website
June 18 Grave Tales free book presentation, Cooktown Library, 2.30pm Library 4069 5009
June 20 Cooktown Pool closed between 8.45am and 10am for mowing Pool 4069 6928
June 24 Big Garage Sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station Sebastian, Eldine or Shaka
June 26-27 South Cape York Youth Empowerment Summit, Cooktown PCYC My Pathway Cooktown 4043 0800
June 28-30 Laura Horsesports, Races and Rodeo Cooktown and Cape York website
June 29-July 1 Sprout Festival, Home Rule Rainforest Lodge Sprout Festival website
June 30-July 1 Mungumby Mountain Bike Muster
July 20 Cook Shire Show Day public holiday (to align with Cairns Show)

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