IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up-to-date, relevant local information regarding COVID-19.

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PUBLIC NOTICE | FACEBOOK BREACH

The community is being advised that from 6.20pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021, Cook Shire Council’s Facebook page has been compromised.

 We are taking this issue very seriously. The breach has been reported to Facebook and Council’s IT team have launched an investigation.

Although we are unaware of any actual misuse of Council’s Facebook page and messaging channel, we are providing notice to about the incident in order to help the community protect themselves against any possible damage.

Please be reminded of the following:

  • Council will never send payment reminders or requests for bank details via social media messaging
  • Do NOT click on any unexpected/unusual links or attachments
  • Please report any suspicious Facebook posts or messages from Council directly to Facebook

You can also report scams at Scamwatch.

Please contact Council on 4082 0500 should you have any questions about the validity of any communications from us.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information contact Cook Shire Council via email at mail@cook.qld.gov.au or phone on 4082 0500.

PUBLIC NOTICE | WALLABY CREEK BRIDGE WORKS

Please be advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out bridge inspection and repair works on Wallaby Creek Bridge on Shiptons Flat Road that will require intermittent full bridge closures on the following dates: Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November, and Monday 8 to Thursday 11 November 2021. Read more.

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES COVID VACCINE PLAN TO UNITE FAMILIES

The State Government today released the following COVID vaccine plan.

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY SYSTEM OUTAGE

Please be advised that in order to enhance security and service quality, Cook Shire Council will be undertaking an essential upgrade to our IT systems on the following dates: 5 pm Wednesday 27 October until 5 pm Friday 29 October 2021. During this time we will be unable to process any payments, electronic services or applications. Read more. 

MANGROVE REMOVAL | SHERRIN ESPLANADE

From 1-3 November 2021, Council will be undertaking the removal of mangrove regrowth along a section of Sherrin Esplande in Cooktown. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COOK SHIRE CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Cook Shire Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Linda Cardew has officially announced her intention to retire at the end of July 2022, bringing the curtain down on her distinguished career in local government that has spanned more than 25 years. Read more.

COUNCIL TURNS UP THE HEAT AT COOKTOWN POOL

Works to install a heating system at the popular Cooktown Swimming Pool are now complete, and community members, hydrotherapy patients, swimming, and sports enthusiasts are diving right in to enjoy the warmer waters with the swimming pool seeing an increase in visitor numbers since the system was installed. Read more. 

A LABOUR OF LOVE AS COOKTOWN'S ICONIC SHIRE HALL TAKES SHAPE

Protecting the history and heritage of Cooktown’s iconic Shire Hall on Helen Street was always going to take time, patience and a generous dose of tender loving care. Read more. 

COOK SHIRE AND QUEENSLAND HEALTH COVID WASTEWATER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

Cook Shire Council is cooperating with Queensland Health, the University of Queensland and CSIRO to deliver a wastewater surveillance program for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To find out more about the program and to keep accurately informed of test results, visit the Queensland Health website. 

CONTRACTS | CURRENT TENDERS AND SUBMISSIONS

Due to Cook Shire's commitment to open and effective competition, we will regularly call for tenders on projects to ensure the best contractor is sourced, locally where possible. For all of Council's current tenders and submissions click here

 

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) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday