Successful applications to the state government's Royalties for Regions and Local Government Grants and Subsidies programs have provided $3.5 million and $500,000 respectively, to allow completion of the Cooktown Foreshore and Webber Esplanade Revitalisation project. Council has been working towards this key development for the past 10 years.
The Waterfront Master Plan (2012) identifies how public investment in community infrastructure will be a catalyst for private investment in the town, providing an economically diverse approach to regional growth.
Download a copy of the Master Plan via Dropbox
Waterfront construction images - October 2015
October 24, 2016 - View the latest press release regarding invoking the emergency works provision of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, to allow remediation works on the site to start as soon as possible.
October 8, 2016 - View the latest press release regarding the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's investigation into a complaint regarding the site, and the expected new completion date.
October 12, 2015 - View a press release regarding the waterfront project, including estimated total project costs.
September 12, 2014 - View the double page advertorial feature from the Sept 11, 2014 issue of the Cooktown Local News, showing the progress and plans for the Activity Precinct so far.
The Cooktown Foreshore and Webber Esplanade Revitalisation project was proudly funded by and is a joint project of the Queensland Government's Royalties for the Regions program, Local Government Grants and Subsidies program, and Cook Shire Council.