Reef Guardian colouring competition

Get creative colouring in to get your hands on our Reef Guardian goodie bags! The Reef Guardian colouring competition is open to children aged 5-15, in two categories, with some great prizes up for grabs. Entries are due at the Council office by Friday August 17 - make sure you include your name, age and contact details. Winners will be drawn from 3pm at the Straw No More Project event on Sunday, August 19 in Lions Park. Download a copy of the colouring poster here.

Dog registrations due July 31

Dog owners are reminded that annual dog registration was due on July 31. Renewal notices have been sent, and were due for payment by July 31. If you have not received your notice, contact Council. If you are no longer the owner of a dog for which you receive a renewal notice (it has deceased, or been sold) you must let Council know. Fines of up to $260 could apply for those who have not paid their registration by the due date.

Community engagement at CWA Hall this month

Two important Council documents are currently open for public comment, and Council staff will be on hand at the CWA Hall from 10am to 4pm from August 13 to 17 to answer your questions. The Cook Shire Council Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2018-28 is open for public comment until August 31 and the Cook Shire Reconciliation action Plan 2018-20 is open for public comment until September 12. For more information and to view the documents online, head to the Community Engagement page. 

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them, such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.


Events Calendar

August 10 Black Mountain Unplugged Black Mountain Unplugged
August 11 The String Contingent concert, Nature's PowerHouse Nature's PowerHouse 4069 5763
August 13-17 Council community consultation, CWA Hall, Cooktown
August 15 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing 9am-10am
August 17 Reef Guardian Council colouring competition entries due
August 18 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, Grassy Hill
August 19 Straw No More event, Lion's Park, 3pm
August 24 Cook Shire grants close Council
August 25 Cooktown Kindergarten fete Kindergarten 4069 5182
August 29 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing 9am-10am
August 31 Cook Shire Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan comments due Council 
September 7 1RAR Army Band free concert, waterfront precinct, 5.30pm
September 12 Reconciliation Action Plan comments due

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