Main office closing early on December 13

Council's Furneaux Street office will be closing early, at 12noon, on Thursday, December 13 for a staff function. The office will re-open as usual at 8.45am on Friday for all your Council enquiries. Thank you for your understanding!

Holiday opening hours and contact number 

Council’s main office will close at 12noon on Friday, December 21, and re-open on January 2 at 8.45am.
The Cooktown Library will also close at 12noon on December 21 and re-open at 10am on January 2. The Bloomfield Library will close at 4pm on December 19 and re-open at 10am on January 2.
The Swimming Pool will be closed from December 24 to 26 and December 31 to January 1. Th epool will be open from December 27 to December 30 from 1pm to 6pm, and re-open at normal hours on January 2.
Waste transfer stations will remain open throughout the period as per the hours advertised on our website, except for Christmas Day, December 25. Council’s works depot will close at 12noon on December 13, and re-open at 6.30am on January 7. Council has an answering service for all after hours emergencies. Phone us on 4069 5444 to speak to someone if you need to report a Council emergency. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team at Cook Shire Council!

Library fun this school holidays

Pop into your local library this school holidays and enjoy the air conditioning and some special activities for youngsters. At Cooktown Library, children aged 0 to 5 years old can enjoy Interactive Storytime every Tuesday from 10.30am to 11am, and for older children there is craft on Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm and Lego Club on Thursdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. At the Bloomfield Library, Interactive Storytime is on Wednesdays during December from 10.30am to 11am, and there will be an opening event for the new library hub on January 19 from 9am to 12pm.

Keep your holiday cool at the Cooktown Pool

The Cooktown Pool is the place to stay cool during December, with pool games on Mondays and Fridays and the inflatable obstacle course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both from 1pm to 4pm. The pool will be closed from December 24 to 26 and December 31 to January 1. It will open from December 27 to 30 from 1pm to 6pm, and re-open at normal hours from Wednesday, January 2 2019.

Images wanted to celebrate 100 years of Cook Shire Council

Council is turning 100 in January 2019, and as part of the celebrations we want to share images from our 100 years of service. We are seeking images from 1919 until now, which showcase everything Council has been involved in, including our towns and communities, facilities such as libraries, pools, playgrounds and halls, staff, road works and community events. The images will be on display at the 2019 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards and will be included in a coffee table book to be printed next year. Images can be to Council, or hard copies can be posted or taken to Council and will be scanned and returned. The Cooktown History Centre at 121 Charlotte Street can also process images. Please note all images must be accompanied by a signed release form, available online here or at Council's office or the History Centre.


 

DateEventContact
December 10 Christmas Lights Competition entries close Council 4069 5444
December 10 Pool games, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 11 Cooktown Library Storytime, 10.30am-11am, craft, 11am-12.30pm Library 4069 5009
December 11 Inflatable obstacle course, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 12 Bloomfield Library Storytime, 10.30am-11am Bloomfield Library 4060 8342
December 12 Made in 4895 Christmas craft market, Nature's PowerHouse, 4pm-7pm PowerHouse 4069 6098
December 12 Cooktown District Community Centre Christmas Wishing Tree presents due, Cornett's IGA supermarket CDCC 4069 6098
December 13 Cooktown Library Lego Club, 10.30am-12.30pm Library 4069 5009
December 13 Council works depot closes for holiday break, 12noon Council 4069 5444
December 13 Council main office closed for the afternoon, 12noon Council 4069 5444
December 13 Inflatable obstacle course, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 14 Pool games, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 14 Letters to Santa due, Santa's mailbox, Cooktown Post Office
December 14 Queensland Ambulance Service station open day, 3pm to 6pm
December 14 Council Christmas Lights Competition judging Council 4069 5444
December 15 Made in 4895 Christmas craft market, Nature's PowerHouse, 4pm-7pm PowerHouse 4069 6098
December 16 Carols by Candlelight and sausage sizzle, 6pm, Endeavour Park
December 17 Pool games, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 18 Cooktown Library Storytime, 10.30am-11am, craft, 11am-12.30pm Library 4069 5009
December 18 Inflatable obstacle course, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 19 Bloomfield Library Storytime, 10.30am-11am Bloomfield Library 4060 8342
December 20 Cooktown Library Lego Club, 10.30am-12.30pm Library 4069 5009
December 20 Inflatable obstacle course, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 21 Council's main office closes for Christmas break, 12noon Council 4069 5444
December 21 Pool games, Cooktown Pool, 1pm-4pm Pool 4069 6928
December 25 Christmas Day
December 31 New Year's Eve
January 1 New Year's Day public holiday
January 2 Council main office reopens, 8.45am Council 4069 5444
January 7 Council's works depot reopens, 6.30am Council 4069 5444
January 19 Bloomfield Library business hub opening, 9am-12noon Bloomfield Library 4060 8342
January 26 Australia Day Awards ceremony Council
January 28 Australia Day public holiday

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