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If you are looking for a sea change then Cook Shire, a growing region, is the place to be, now and into the future for its perfectly balanced tropical lifestyle; pristine coastline; culturally diverse community and friendly locals. 

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To see all Cook Shire Council's media releases and public notices, click here.

Charlotte Street Revitalisation Project

The draft plans of the proposed Charlotte Street Revitalisation project are now available here. Your feedback on these draft plans is appreciated and should be sent to Council by Friday 16 December 2016.  

Last chance to nominate for the 2017 Australia Day Awards 

Nominations for the 2017 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards close on Tuesday, December 6. The Cook Shire awards were first introduced in 1991, and recognise individuals, events or groups that have made a significant contribution to the community during the year or over a number of years. Click here for more information, or to download a nomination form.

Light Up Cook Shire Christmas Lights Competition

Entries are now open for the 2016 Light Up Cook Shire Christmas Lights Competition. Entry is free, and open to all residents, businesses and community organisations in Cook Shire. Entrants will be judged according to artistic, visual and creative elements and there are fantastic prizes to be won. There are three categories: Best Business/Club/Organisation, Best Residential and Best Rural Residential. Entries close on December 12, and judging is on December 16. Click here to download the entry form.

Pre cyclone pick up

Cook Shire's annual pre-storm season kerbside pick up of green waste and whitegoods within the townships of Cooktown, Bloomfield, Rossville, Marton, Lakeland and Laura will start on November 21. Waste must be sorted into separate piles and put on the road verge or kerb no earlier than November 5 and no later than November 20. Other waste, including general household waste, asbestos or construction waste will not be picked up. Up to 1 cubic metre of construction waste (not including asbestos) may be dumped free at Cook Shire Waste Transfer Stations on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27.

Webber Esplanade development traffic conditions changed

From Friday, December 2, 2016, traffic conditions on Charlotte Street and Webber Esplanade will be changed. There will be an increase in heavy machinery traffic on Charlotte Street, as well as a reduced speed limit, reduced parking at the wharf and 'Tree of Knowledge' and no access to the Webber Esplanade construction site. Vehicle access to the construction site will be strictly limited to residents of that section of Webber Esplanade. All visitors to the waterfront construction site must obey safety signage and check in with the site office prior to entry. 

Cook Shire Council Privacy Statement Terms and Conditions

Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions

Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints


Should you wish to submit to Council feedback, information, a compliment or a complaint please use the link at the bottom of this information panel.

Please make sure you include in the Subject Line of your communication the nature of your submission i.e. feedback, information, compliment or a complaint, and additional detail on the topic of your communication i.e. road maintenance, events and shows, parks and gardens. Use specific references if possible i.e. a road name and street number, dates, a lot on plan.

Please include in the body of your email:


  • Your name and contact details (including an email address and phone number);
  • Specific details as to the nature of your communication (the more detail the better);
  • Whether you have contacted Council before with reference to the same issue;
  • Any expected outcomes you desire;
  • Details about previous communication you have received from Council about the same issue;
  • Details of any specific employee who has been dealing with your issue (if applicable); and
  • Any supporting documentation.

Your correspondence will be assessed by Council's records department and will be distributed to the appropriate officer. If your issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (click here to read the policy) your email will be forwarded to Council's Complaints Officer who will assess your issue and determine a course of action.

Unless your matter is urgent, please expect a response (by email, mail or phone) within one to two weeks. Urgent communications i.e those that indicate a threat to property or person, will be prioritised and should be reported to council by phone on 07 4069 5444.

If you wish to contact Council (by phone) about your submission, please ask for Council's records department who will direct you to the officer assigned to your communication.

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