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ELEGANCE REBORN AS COOKTOWN SHIRE HALL REOPENS ITS DOORS

It was a celebration of history, heritage, colour, dance and a good old-fashioned afternoon tea as the Cooktown community came together to celebrate the reopening of the much-loved, Cooktown Shire Hall on Saturday 21 May.

“The passion and support from the community for this project has been inspiring,” said Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott.

“The Hall has brought back some of the old elegance of Cooktown. It really is wonderful to be able to provide this fantastic venue to the community again,” added Mayor Scott. 

The historic event attracted more than 200 visitors and featured live music from Captain Tap & The Watery Hose; traditional afternoon tea treats from QCWA Cooktown; a history lesson from the Cooktown History Centre and toe-tapping dance performances by the Rossville Social Club, Dancing Divas and the Old Time Dance Group.

To find out more about how the restoration of the Shire Hall unfolded, follow the links below:

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This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland, and COVID Works for Queensland programs. Australian Government funding of $499,416 was provided through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

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