Cooktown on Level One water restrictions

Due to ongoing dry weather, the Annan River has dropped to a level which requires Council to put Level One water restrictions in place, effective from Wednesday, December 11, 2019. To ensure everyone has adequate water, we request that those on the town water supply abide by Level One water restrictions. Level One restrictions will remain in place until the Annan River reaches a required level at the Weir. Level One restrictions will require residents to: not use sprinklers on Mondays; odd numbered houses may use sprinklers between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; even numbered houses may use sprinklers between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; water gardens with a trigger nozzle hand-held hose only; not hose pavement. Council will be watering public spaces on a limited roster, and the Cooktown Swimming Pool and Cooktown Water Park on the waterfront will remain open as normal.

School holiday fun at the Cooktown Pool

Head to the Cooktown Pool to stay cool this summer, and try your luck on the inflatable obstacle course! The inflatable will be in the pool every Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays (weather dependent). For more information, give the friendly pool staff a call on 4069 6928.

BUSHFIRE ALERT

The Cook Shire Fire Management Group is urging residents to avoid lighting any fires, including backyard fires and campfires, during the current extreme fire risk conditions. Please also be mindful of your actions and dispose of cigarettes responsibly, and avoid parking vehicles in dry grass and slashing of any kind. For bushfire safety tips, visit Council’s emergency management dashboard.

 

DateEventContact
January 13 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm Library 4069 5009
January 13 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
January 16 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
January 20 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
January 23 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
January 24 Australia Day Awards event, Cooktown PCYC Events Centre Council 4082 0500 or
January 26 Australia Day
January 27 Australia Day public holiday - Cooktown Pool, Library and office closed
January 30 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
January 31 Seeking artists request for submissions due Council 4082 0500 or
February 3 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
February 10 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm Library 4069 5009

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

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Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

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