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Latest news and public notices
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Laura and Lakeland rubbish changes
Laura will be added to Council's kerbside waste pickup schedule, to coincide with the change of the Laura landfill to a waste transfer station. The changes will take place from July, with Laura's kerbside pickup to start on Wednesday, July 6. Residents of Lakeland will also be affected, as they day of their kerbside pickup will be changed from Tuesday to Wednesday to be in line with Laura's pickup. The Laura landfill will cease operating as a landfill and will become a manned waste transfer station from July 1, 2016. The opening hours will be 1pm-4pm Monday, 1pm-4pm Friday and 2pm-4pm Sunday.
2016 Federal Election
Polling day is Saturday, July 2. Visit the Australian Electoral Commission's website for more information, including polling booth locations in Cook Shire, how to vote and who the candidates are.
Cooktown Pool to swap to winter hours
The Cooktown Pool will swap to winter hours from Friday, July 1. The pool will be open through winter from 6am-9am and 3pm-6pm weekdays and 1pm-4pm on weekends.
Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First People
The Local Government Association of Queensland, in collaboration with a Queensland Volunteer Working Group, has developed a website to increase understanding and discussion of the proposed referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's first people. The website provides factual background to the proposed refcerendum and access to a range of articles by prominent Australians, both for and against constitutional recognition. To access the website, click here.
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