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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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2016 Australia Day Award nominations open

Do you know a person, group or event that has contributed significantly to Cook Shire? Why not nominate them for an Australia Day Award? Nominations are now open in the categories Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year (Group or Individual), Arts and Culture Award (Group, Individual or Event) and Sports Award (Group, Individual or Event). For more information click here.


Click here to download the Traineeship Information Kits.

Tenders, Quotes and Supplier Panels open

Cook Shire Council requests offers for products and services by way of Quote, Tender and Panel.

Panel and Tender documents may be purchased from Council's Customer Service team on 07 4069 5444.

Tender, Panel and Quote documents are available by EMAIL distribution only. This aligns with the Suppliers requirement to provide a digital copy of their offer in .WORD (post closure).

Quote documents are available by request. Please email and include the the Quote number and title in the subject heading. Further details can be found by clicking here

Proposed New Cook Shire Council Planning Scheme

Cook Shire Council is proposing a new planning scheme and associated planning scheme policy.

The proposed planning scheme and planning scheme policy are available for inspection and purchase at Council’s main administration office at 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown during office hours.  Copies of the planning scheme and planning scheme policy can be found by clicking here

Written submissions about any aspect of the proposed planning scheme or planning scheme policy can be made by any person and must be:

  • in writing;
  • signed by each person who has made the submission;
  • state the name and address of each person who has made a submission; and
  • state the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds of the submission.

All submissions must be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Cook Shire Council

PO Box 3, COOKTOWN, Qld, 4895

The closing date for submissions is December 4, 2015.  All submissions must be received by Council on or before this date.  Please call Council’s Planning and Environment Division on (07) 4069 5444 for information about the proposed planning scheme or visit Council’s website.

The planning scheme will be available for inspection at the Cook Shire Council administration office at 10 Furneaux St, Cooktown, or the Cooktown Library.

Public information sessions regarding the proposed planning scheme will be held at:

  • Coen - Monday, October 19, 2015, 5pm to 6pm, Coen Shire Hall
  • Ayton - Saturday, October 31,2015, 2pm, Bloomfield Hall
  • Cooktown -  Monday, November 9, 2015,  6pm, Cooktown PCYC Events Centre
  • Lakeland -  Tuesday, November 10, 2015,  5.30pm, Lakeland Shire Hall
  • Laura  - to be advised

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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07 4069 5444



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