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Community Engagement

Current Consultations

Cook Shire Council representatives will be available at the CWA Hall in Cooktown from August 13 to 17, between 10am and 4pm, with copies of both the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan and the Reconciliation Action Plan. Feedback forms are also available at the hall or online via the links below. 

Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

The Cook Shire Council Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2018-28 is currently open for public comment. The document can be viewed online here, or hard copies are available at Council's Furneaux Street office, the Cooktown Library and the Bloomfield Library. Comments must be in writing, directed to the Waste Management Coordinator via  or post to PO Box 3, Cooktown, 4895, and must be submitted no later than August 31, 2018. Feedback forms are available online here.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Cook Shire Council Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-20 is currently open for public comment. The document can be viewed online here, or hard copies are available at Council's Furneaux Street office, the Cooktown Library and the Bloomfield Library. Comments must be in writing, directed to the Acting Risk and Governance Officer via  or post to PO Box 3, Cooktown, 4895, and must be submitted no later than September 12, 2018. Feedback forms are available online here.

Why is engagement important?

Cook Shire Council is committed to engaging with our community, in all of our service areas, believing that genuine and effective community engagement offers benefits for both Council and residents.

Genuine engagement not only enables the community to be informed about Council events, activities, projects, issues and strategic direction but also allows the community a voice to respond to these initiatives and activities.

Cook Shire Council recognises that the benefits of effective community engagement include:

  • Community awareness about Council’s services, planning and program delivery
  • Increased understanding within Council of community views and the issues that should be considered as part of the decision-making process
  • Gaining insights into the needs, priorities and diversity of the local community, which in turn ensures better Council service provision and planning
  • Community ownership of decisions made across the Shire
  • Council and the community working together to address local issues
  • Opportunities for cost savings through good project outcomes for the community and Council.

For further information about community engagement refer to our policy or contact Council's Community Services team through Contact Council.

 

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) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588