Council funding streams closing August 30

Council's Community Grants and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) programs open for applications this month. The Community Grants Program aims to provide assistance to local organisations in a number of ways, including purchase of equipment, supporting event delivery, workshops and economic development. The RADF program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. Applications close on August 30. For more information, or to apply, click on the links above.

Call 4069 5444 for assistance outside business hours

Council has a dedicated after hours answering service and residents are reminded that all requests for assistance outside business hours should be directed to the 4069 5444 phone number. The trained call centre staff will assess each request and contact the relevant Council officer, who will deal with the enquiry or contact the caller as necessary. This ensures that enquiries are dealt with promptly and by the appropriate officer, rather than contacting a staff member via their direct number which may not be answered if they are on leave or not on call. Non urgent enquiries can also be to Council, and will be responded to as soon as possible during business hours.

Cape York roadworks from August 20 to September 3

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and heavy vehicles during works on the following Cook Shire roads from August 20 to September 3: Bamaga Road (from Sailor's Hill to Jardine River), Bamaga Road (from Bramwell Junction to Sailor's Hill), Port Stewart Road, Portland Roads Road, Holroyd Road, Musgrave-Strathgordon Road, Astrea Road, Marina Plains Road, Lilyvale-Running Creek Road, Lakefield Road, Battlecamp Road, Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Kalpowar section), Dixie Road, Fairview-Palmerville Road, Kimba Road, Kimba-Gamboola Road, Whites Creek Road (to Maytown). Please help keep our contractors safe by driving carefully through the work sites and obeying signage. Police enforcement of temporary speed zones may occur. The roadworks is ongoing, with the next works period running from September 10 to 24.

RSVP now for Cooktown Indian Myna Bird control workshop

RSVP now to join the Indian Myna Bird control workshop this Saturday August 24, from 8.30am to 11.30am at the CWA Hall. Participants will learn how to trap Indian Myna birds with Ron Moon, who designed the trap that has caught 80,000 mynas in Cairns! We'll cover where the birds seem to be living Cooktown, and why it's important for us to get on top of this feral pest now. RSVP to Council's Biosecurity Services via . You can check out the Cairns efforts to manage the Indian Myna bird on their Facebook page.


 

DateEventContact
August 20 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
August 21 Cook Shire rates notices issued Council 4069 5444 or
August 21 Home and Community Care open day, 10am
August 22 Tech Savvy Seniors sign on, Cooktown Library, 10am Library 4069 5009 or 
August 22 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 3.30pm Library 4069 5009 or 
August 23 Senior's Morning Tea, Sovereign Resort, 10.30am Sovereign 4043 0500
August 24 Grow your own mushrooms workshop, Ayton Facebook
August 24 Indian myna bird control workshop, CWA Hall, 8.30am Council 4069 5444 or
August 26 ATO information session, Cooktown PCYC, 5.30pm Register online
August 27 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
August 28 RSVP for Coen networking event Council 4069 5444 or
August 29 Lego WeDo, Cooktown Library, 3.30pm Library 4069 5009 or
August 30 RADF and Community Grants close Council 4069 5444 or 
August 30 Dog registration renewals due Council 4069 5444 or
September 1 Band of the 1st Regiment in concert, William Daku Park, 5.30pm Facebook
September 3 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
September 27-30 Conquer the Corrugations mental health awareness walk  Facebook or

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday