Have your say on new library services

Coen, Lakeland and Laura residents could soon be accessing library services, with Council considering options to re-establish libraries across the Shire. With the backing of resident and support from the State Library of Queensland, Council is now asking for the community's input. Council would like to know what type of resources, programs and services residents in each town would like to access. Click the town names to complete a short survey for Lakeland, Laura and Coen, or hard copies are available at the Council office in Cooktown, Lakeland Coffee Shop, Laura General Store and Armbrust Store in Coen. Surveys must be returned to Council by Friday, December 13.

Pre-cyclone clean up 

To help residents prepare for cyclone season, Cook Shire waste transfer stations will be accepting all sorted domestic waste free (excluding commercial waste) during their regular opening hours from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 15 2019. All waste must be pre-sorted, and non-sorted waste will incur a fee. Please sort your waste into separate streams, such as household, mixed recyclables, scrap metal, furniture and whitegoods. If you're not sure how to sort your waste, or what the separate streams are, visit our waste management page.


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.


December 6 Christmas Wishing Tree donations close CDCC 4082 1400
December 6-15 Free dumping of pre sorted waste at Cook Shire waste facilities during regular opening hours Council 4082 0500 or
December 7 Sunset with Santa, William Daku Park, 4pm Council 4082 0500 or
December 8 Christmas Carols, Lions Park, 7pm and free sausage sizzle, 6pm
December 9 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm Library 4069 5009 or
December 12 Council office and pool closed from 12noon, library closed all day Council 4082 0500 or
December 12 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 3.30pm-4.30pm Library 4069 5009 or
December 12 Junior touch football, Cooktown PCYC, 3.30pm-5pm CDCC 4082 1400
December 13 Library surveys due Council 4082 0500 or
December 14 Lakeland Christmas Fair, 3pm, Carols, 6.30pm 0404 297 344
December 18 Christmas themed Interactive Storytime, Ayton Library, 10.30am Library 4060 8342 

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