IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up-to-date, relevant local information regarding COVID-19.

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COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSURES OVER EASTER

With the Easter Bunny coming to town, please be advised of the following closures of Council venues and offices over the long weekend. Find out more.

REVITALISATION OF CHARLOTTE STREET TO COMMENCE

Cook Shire Council is pleased to announce that revitalisation works to Charlotte Street in Cooktown are due to commence in coming weeks. Read more. 

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION TO SHARE STORIES OF WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

Community members from Cook Shire and Wujal Wujal are being invited to share their stories of disaster by submitting photographs that capture their personal experiences of what has happened when disaster has struck. Find out more. 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF COOKTOWN HISTORY CENTRE 

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TRACK REPAIRS GRASSY HILL TO CHERRY TREE BAY 

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TEARS OF JOY AS RECONCILATION ROCKS ARTWORKS ARE INSTALLED

On Tuesday 16 March 2021, a Traditional Waymburr Owner was overheard likening the torrential downpour over Cooktown to “tears of joy from Ancestral Elders” as Traditional Owners joined artist and sculptor Braham Stevens, architects, Council staff and the project management team to witness the installation of the artworks at the revitalised Reconciliation Rocks precinct. Read more. 

WORKS COMMENCE ON COOKTOWN SHIRE HALL

Works have commences on the restoration of Cooktown's iconic and much-loved heritage-listed Shire Hall on Helen Street. Read more. 

COMMENT ON THE THE DRAFT RESILIENT CAPE STRATEGIC PLAN

Our coastline is changing and planning for change is crucial. Have you say on the Draft Resilient Cape Strategic Plan here.

LARGER THAN LIFE ARTWORKS TO CELEBRATE COOKTOWN'S RECONCILIATION ROCKS STORY

Installation of two larger-than-life sculptures that celebrate and commemorate the first recorded act of Reconciliation that took place in Waymburr (the area now known as Cooktown) at Reconciliation Rocks in 1770, is due to commence in coming weeks. Read more.

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR COOKTOWN & CAPE YORK EXPO

A free music festival, local Indigenous culture and historical re-enactments are part of 10 days and nights of entertainment, business and cultural events at Cooktown & Cape York Expo 2021 – The Rising Tide on 11-20 June. Find out more. 

CONTRACTS | CURRENT TENDERS AND SUBMISSIONS

Due to Cook Shire's commitment to open and effective competition, we will regularly call for tenders on projects to ensure the best contractor is sourced, locally where possible. For all all of Council's current tenders and submissions click here

PDR CLOSURE

Please be advised that the Peninsula Development Road from Laura to Coen has been closed. A 5-tonne load limit applies for local access only and there is no through traffic. For more information, it's important that you please call the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 19 40.

 

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10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

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