Budget 2013-2014 Budget 2013-2014

The Cook Shire Council 2013-2014 Budget was adopted at the July 2013 Council Meeting.

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

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. 

Positions currently advertised

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MAIN OFFICE

Cook Shire Council offices will be CLOSED from Good Friday through to Easter Monday, open again at 8.45am Tuesday, April 22.

For Council emergencies during this time call 4069 5533. All other requests and enquiries will be attended to again on Tuesday.

Council has limited capacity for normal operations at present due to issues with internal computer systems. We hope to rectify these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during this time.

LIBRARIES

All libraries are CLOSED over Easter and will re-open as per normal hours from Tuesday, April 22.

WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS & REFUSE COLLECTION

Council is continuing it's FREE dumping of green waste and structural debris from Tropical Cyclone Ita, this weekend, at local Waste Transfer Stations.

AYTON WTS
Good Friday - CLOSED
Easter Saturday - OPEN all day (unmanned)
Easter Sunday - OPEN from 11.00am to 2.00pm

COOKTOWN WTS
Good Friday - CLOSED
Easter Saturday - OPEN 8.00am to 4.00pm
Easter Sunday - OPEN 9.00am to 12 noon

DEBRIS AND GREEN WASTE COLLECTION
Residents are advised that Council will continue to collect green waste and structural debris left in separate piles on kerbsides, from Tuesday, April 22 - no pick ups will take place over the Easter Long Weekend.

GENERAL REFUSE COLLECTION
General refuse collections are now back to normal.

BOTANIC GARDENS

The Cooktown Botanic Gardens are closed until further notice.

REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND

Applicants are advised that the closure date for RADF applications has been extended from April 28 to May 12. For application forms and guidelines visit www.cook.qld.gov.au/radf.

COOKTOWN POOL

Good Friday - CLOSED
Easter Saturday - 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Easter Sunday - 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Easter Monday - CLOSED

FEEDBACK, INFORMATION PROVISION, COMPLIMENTS & COMPLAINTS FEEDBACK, INFORMATION PROVISION, COMPLIMENTS & 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 email indicates that your issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (Click Here), it 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 1 to 2 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.

Click Here to contact Council.

 

Council Roads Council Roads

Click on the following links to access road information

Contact Council Contact Council

P | 07 4069 5444
F |  07 4069 5423
E |  mail@cook.qld.gov.au
A |  10 Furneaux Street (PO Box 3), Cooktown Qld 4895

 

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