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FREE Essentials for Small Business Workshop in Cooktown - September 3
Cook Shire Council, together with the Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Advance Cairns Business Enterprise Centre will be hosting a free small business workshop in Cooktown on the evening of September 3.
Inspire Business Consulting's Michael Lawrence, will outline key business insights and tools to enhance and develop small business skills and knowledge in key areas.
To register, contact Council on 4069 5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 1. Refreshments will be provided.
Rate notices have hit the letterboxes!
The latest rate notices have been distributed to Cook Shire's 2,295 property owners. Full payment is due by September 10, 2014 and will be applicable for an early bird discount of 10% on general rates. If you are having trouble paying your rates, it is important that you contact Council to
Economic and Community Development Grants NOW OPEN!
Do you have a great idea that will offer economic benefits to the Cook Shire region?
Economic Development Grants provide assistance for eligible parties to conduct projects, activities and events that will improve the regional economy and provide opportunities for wide ranging business success. Up to $5,000 is available per successful application with a total fund pool of $20,000.
Two rounds of Community Development Grants are available in 2014/15 with up to $2,000 available per successful applicant. This program provides much needed funds or in-kind assistance to community groups who are looking to improve the capacity and wellbeing of their community and increase and encourage active community participation in events, activities and projects.
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 email indicates that your issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (Click Here), it 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 1 to 2 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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