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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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Nature's PowerHouse closed

Nature's PowerHouse, home to the Charles Tanner wildlife exhibit and Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, will be closed until late March for some much needed maintenance. The Botanic Gardens remain open for visitors to enjoy. Council has formed an advisory committee to oversee the revitalisation of Nature's PowerHouse and the Botanic Gardens precinct, with a detailed plant to be implemented prior to 2020 celebrations, which focus on the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing in Cooktown.

Grants now open

Cook Shire Council's Economic and Community Development grants, Regional Arts Development Fund and three year Event Development Program are now open for applications. Applications for all three funding programs close on Friday, February 26, 2016. Applications should be submitted at least a week prior to the closing date to ensure Council staff can provide feedback if needed prior to final lodging. Preference will be given to applicants who attend the FREE Grant Writing and Event Management workshops on February 16 and 17 at the Cooktown PCYC. Contact Council's Grants Officer for more information.

2016 Cook Shire libraries internet charges

All our libraries offer a Wi-Fi service. Vouchers are available upon request from your friendly librarian at a cost of $4.50 per hour for non-members or free for the first hour and $3.50 for the second hour to Cook Shire library and Rural Libraries Queensland members. A maximum of two one hour vouchers will be issued per person per day.

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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