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Cr John 'Chook' Giese

Councillor John Giese is serving his first term with Cook Shire Council, having been elected in 2016.

Cr Giese, better known as Chook, moved to Cooktown in 1973 and still lives in the area, along with his wife and three boys. He has been and still is involved in many groups including rural fire brigade and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Cooktown and District Junior Rugby League Club.

Chook has been a Cook Shire Council employee for the past seven years, specialising in construction and maintenance of the Shire's roadways.

Councillor Appointment to Committees

  • Coen Advisory Group chair
  • Cook Shire Council Waterfront Advisory Group
  • Cook Shire Roads Committee
  • Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Coen Interagency Group
  • Local Disaster Management Group

Councillor Register of Interest

Click here to read Councillor Giese's Register of Interest.

Contact Details

E |    P | 0417 006 021

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday