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



Cook Shire Council is pleased to present three proposed designs for the upgrade of the playground equipment at the Lion’s Park on Charlotte Street in Cooktown to the community for public consultation. Find out more.


Council has been asked to let campers and visitors to Archer Point know that, while still open to day visitors, overnight stays are currently only allowed in a small area. This is to allow for rehabilitation works and regeneration of the coastal ecosystem and surroundings of this special area. For more information please visit the Archer Point website or call (07) 4069 6957.


Please be advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are about to carry out bridge inspections at Wallaby Creek Bridge, Hann River Bridge and Little Laura River Bridge. Find out more. 


To help you prepare for the cyclone season, all Cook Shire waste transfer stations will be accepting SORTED DOMESTIC waste for FREE from 6-25 October 2020. Find out more. 


Please be advised that low impact construction works are to commence in Cooktown on Monday, 28 September 2020. Find out more. 


Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has commenced reconstruction works on Isabella Creek bridge on Endeavour Valley Road, north west of Cooktown, from Monday 14 September 2020

The works involve removing and replacing the deck surface and carrying out minor repairs. These important works will ensure the continued safety and reliability of the bridge.

The project is funded from the Australian and Queensland Betterment Program which builds back more resilient essential infrastructure damaged by the devastating impacts of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019. This program reduces the impact of future events on essential infrastructure and the community.

The works will be carried out at as a combination of day and night works to minimise the impact on road users. Crews will be onsite between 6 am and 6 pm for day works and between 6 pm and 6 am for night works. The works are expected to be completed by end of October 2020, weather permitting.

As part of the project, there will be full bridge closures at night from 21 – 26 October 2020, weather permitting, to allow construction of the new concrete deck surface. The bridge will be reopened again in the day during this time.

Isabella Creek bridge will be closed from:

  • 7 pm – 6 am, Wednesday night 21 October 2020

  • 9 pm – 6 am, Thursday night 22 October – Sunday night 25 October 2020.

The full closures will end at 6 am Monday morning 26 October 2020, weather permitting. 

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be in place on the approaches to the worksite to ensure motorists are aware of the changed traffic conditions. Changes in dates due to poor weather will be posted on the VMS.

If you require further information about these works, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by telephone on 4045 7331.


Please be advised that part of Battlecamp Road (3.6km east of Normanby River) will be partially closed from Monday 17 August, for approximately 8 weeks for required road upgrade works. Please note that road users might encounter short-term delays when travelling along this route.  We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. 

Pormpuraaw Camping Closed for 2020

Cook Shire Council has been requested by Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council to advise travelers that due to COVID-19 camping season has been closed for the rest of 2020. This includes camping at Chapman River, Mungkan River, and Coleman River camping grounds. For further information, or to request a refund please visit the Pormpuraaw website.


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10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


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Fax: (07) 4082 0588

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