Australia Day Award winners announced on Friday

Come along to the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre this Friday, January 24 from 6pm to help celebrate our local Australia Day Award winners. The event will also include a free barbecue dinner, Australia-themed giveaways, singing of the national anthem by Cooktown's own Lek Jantrarat, a speech by Australia Day Ambassador Gail Ker and the welcoming of four new Australian citizens. Everyone is welcome.

Australia Day public holiday hours

Council's offices, libraries and pool will be closed on Monday, January 27 for the Australia Day public holiday. Scheduled kerbside waste pickups for Keatings Lagoon, Quarantine Bay, Marton, Poison Creek, Oakey Creek and Endeavour Valley Road will run as normal and the Laura waste facility will also remain open. All other facilities will re-open from Tuesday, January 28 as per normal advertised hours. For urgent Council-related enquiries outside business hours, remember to call Council's regular number on 4082 0500 to speak to our 24-hour call centre staff.

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.

 

DateEventContact
January 23 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
January 23 Inflatable obstacle course, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
January 24 Australia Day Awards event, Cooktown PCYC Events Centre, 6pm Council 4082 0500 or
January 26 Australia Day
January 27 Australia Day public holiday - Cooktown Pool, Library and office closed
January 28 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4069 5009
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 4 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4069 5009
February 6 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
February 10 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
February 10 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm Library 4069 5009
February 11 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4069 5009
February 12 Interactive Storytime, Ayton Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4060 8342
February 13 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009
February 18 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4069 5009
February 25 Cook Shire Council rates issued Council 4082 0500
February 26 Interactive Storytime, Ayton Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4060 8342

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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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