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Cr Peter Scott

Councillor Peter Scott has served with Cook Shire Council since 2004 as Councillor and 2008 as Mayor.

Peter spent his formative years in the country areas of Australia. He worked for the Westpac Bank for 23 years in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Currently, Cr Scott and his wife operate the Cooktown Alamanda Inn.

During the last 17 years, Peter has been actively involved in many community groups and committees including the Cooktown Golf Club, Cooktown Tennis Club, RSL Building Committee, Cooktown & District Junior Rugby League, Regional Rugby League Steering Committee, Cooktown Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Community Advisory Network and the Cooktown State School P&C Association.

"I have always been involved in community service and development. Being a Councillor and Mayor in Local Government is a privileged opportunity to help shape our Shire into one that is integrated, progressive and a great place to live."

"As Mayor I have strategic and operational oversight of our Shire. I am dedicated to developing working relationships with all levels of Government and have a primary interest in education, sport, social welfare and cultural integration."

Councillor Appointment to Committees

  • Cook Shire Council Planning and Environment Standing Committee
  • Cook Shire Council Waterfront Advisory Committee
  • Cooktown Multi Purpose Health Service Advisory Network
  • Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Cooktown Re-enactment Committee
  • Cooktown and District Interagency Group
  • Local Disaster Management Group chair
  • Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils 
  • Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Regional Development Australia Committee

Contact Details

E |      P | 0418 878 370

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