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Cr Larissa Hale

Cr Larissa Hale

Councillor Larissa Hale is serving in her first term with Cook Shire Council, having been elected in 2016.

Born in Mareeba, Cr Hale spent most of her childhood in Cape Flattery, where she completed her primary schooling. After completing high school at Blackheath and Thornburgh College in Charters Towers, Larissa returned to Cape Flattery to take up an administrative traineeship.

She went on to work for Centrelink in Mareeab and Cairns, before moving to Cooktown with her husband and children to further develop the Yuku Baja Muliku Corporation. During this time Cr Hale worked as an employment services officer in Cooktown and Hope Vale, before taking on the role of Caring for Country Co-ordinator for Balkanu.

Cr Hale was instrumental in founding the Yuku Baja Muliku Ranger Program and junior ranger program and Archer Point Turtle Hospital.

Councillor Appointment to Committees

  • Regional Arts Development Fund Advisory Committee
  • Cooktown PCYC Steering Committee
  • Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Cape York Local Area Marine Advisory Committee
  • Local Disaster Management Group
  • International Islands Oceans Voices Committee
  • Commonwealth Marine Reserves Advisory, Coral Sea and North
  • Indigenous Sea Country Policy Group
  • Cape York Regional Advisory Committee
  • Cape York Turtle and Dugong Taskforce
  • Yuku Baja Muliku Land Trust
  • Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner and Reserves Ltd

Councillor Register of Interest

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

Contact Details

E |     P | 0432 283 357

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