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MEDIA RELEASE | DIGITAL NOTICE BOARDS ANOTHER CHANNEL FOR COOK SHIRE'S COMMITMENT TO BUILDING RESILIENCE

Cook Shire Council, with funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018, has completed the installation of digital notice boards at central locations in Cooktown, Coen and Laura.

 “In times of emergency, ensuring our community has access to timely, local and accurate information is critical,” Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott said.

“These digital boards will provide an additional channel for Council, government agencies and relevant organisations to communicate important information and emergency notifications to residents and visitors.

Council’s Disaster Management Officer, Narelle Dukes added that the new notice boards, along with the recent upgrade of Council’s Disaster Dashboard are one of several funded projects that demonstrate Council’s commitment towards building resilience across the Shire’s regional and remote communities.

“The Council website and newly upgraded Disaster Dashboard remain the most important channels of emergency information, but these notice boards add another readily accessible source of truth that our community can rely on when they need it most.”

The content for the notice boards will be managed remotely by Council using an internet-based content management system.

For more information contact Cook Shire Council via email at mail@cook.qld.gov.au or phone on 4082 0500.

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