Media & Public Notices Media & Public Notices

Cook Shire Council publish news and public notices on a regular basis.  Many forms of media are used to distribute our news to reach as many people as possible, including:  print media advertising, media releases, emails, newsletters, posters, websites and social media.

Media releases are created on a regular basis and distributed to various media organisations.  The information used for our media releases may also be used in our print advertising, posters, online and social media.

Council also sends out regular email updates and e-newsletters. To sign up for these updates, please contact Council on 4069 5444 or email 

2017 Public Notices


Cooktown 2020 community meeting

Monthly news

Animal control - dogs off leash

Easter public holiday hours

Swimming pool safety compliance


Position vacant Swimming Pool Coordinator

Cooktown Pool school holiday program

Animal control - dogs wandering at large

Monthly news

Position vacant Assets Support Officer, Administration and Events Officer

Position vacant Plumber and Labourer - Water and Wastewater

Tender T0317 - Cooktown Events Centre Cyclone Shelter Upgrade

Position vacant Correspondence Officer, Events Administration Officer

Lion dance workshops


Monthly news

Council grants programs open

Position vacant parks and gardens labourer

Grant Writing and Workshop Facilitation free workshops

E0117 Expressions of Interest 2020 Event Development

Position vacant economic development officer maternity leave contract

RFQ0117 request for quotes - stand alone contracted gangers (NDRRA funded works)

RFQ0217 request for quotes - stand alone contracted forepersons (NDRRA funded works)

Coding and Robotics at the Cooktown Library

Position vacant Carpenter, Electrician, Casual Airport Reporting Officer 


Monthly news

Tenders T0117 and T0217

Australia Day Awards

Position vacant Information Technology Support Traineeship

Position vacant Concrete Finisher/Form-Setter

Swimming Pool afternoon hours

Public notice kerbside waste removal

Learn to Swim

Animal control dog owners

2017 Media Releases


Waterfront roadworks to start soon

Get in quick for free pool safety inspections

Council trainees going places


Countdown on for anti-violence stars

Holiday fun in the sun at Cooktown Pool

Rediscovery the Cooktown Discovery Festival

ChemClear collection in June

Queen's Baton Relay coming to Cooktown

LED street lights for Laura

Feedback on main street proposal

$2.47m funding to be spread across Shire


Cook remains stable under redistribution proposal

Upgrade plans for Coen sports ground

Join us to mark 10th Earth Hour

Cooktown childcare open but needs numbers

Lakeland washdown bay closes


Australia Day Awards 2017 Nominees

Cooktown Child Care Operator

Planned Rain Tree Removal

Fines for Kerbside Waste

Cooktown Show Day Public Holiday

Australia Day Ambassador

Childcare Centre Plans Progressing

New Human Resources Manager


2016 Public Notices


Public notice abandoned vehicles auction postponed

Cook Shire Council 2017 Planning Scheme Adoption

Christmas Lights Competition entries

December 15 office closure

Monthly news

Christmas and New Year's opening hours

Australia Day Award nominations last chance

Christmas events calendar

Christmas lights competition

Pool party


Position vacant Senior Safety Advisor

Australia Day colouring in competition

Cook Shire Council Invasive Plants and Animals Advisory Committee meeting notice

Publice notice abandoned vehicles auction

Position vacant Water and Wastewater Manager

Public notice abandoned vehicle impounded

Pre cyclone kerbside waste pick up

Cooktown Pool Swim Club Hours

Nature's PowerHouse and Botanic Gardens Community Workshops

Australia Day Award nominations open

Monthly news

Corporate Plan Community Engagement

Breakfast with Santa tickets open

Pre cyclone kerbside waste pickup


Nature's PowerHouse and Botanic Gardens community workshops

Position vacant - Builder

Position vacant - Records Administration Officer

Re-advertised - Tender T0416 cleaning of Council buildings and amenities

New dump fees amendment

Pool closed

Cooktown Garage Sale Trail locations

Public notice - building certifier bookings 

Corporate Plan community engagement sessions

Positions vacant - swimming pool attendant

Last chance for Council funding

Pre cyclone pick up

New dump fees

Get Ready Events

Get Ready for Storm Season

Monthly news

Public Notice Abandoned Vehicles

Cooktown Garage Sale Trail

Position Vacant Human Resources Manager

Road Closure Sherrin Esplanade

Council Staff Development Day Office Hours


Public notice - inaugural meeting of CSC Invasive Plants and Animals Advisory Committee

Grants information session

Position vacant - Local Laws Officer

Position vacant - Parks and Gardens Labourer

E0416 Expression of Interest - Operation of a Visitor Information Centre

Learn to Swim registration closing

Labour Day public holiday opening hours

T0516 Tender for provision of reporting officer duties and maintenance of Coen Aerodrome

Tender - Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils removal and reuse of biosolids

Monthly news

Cooktown Library Book Swap

Positions Vacant diesel fitter, boilermaker, ICT helpdesk support officer

Free Under 5s swimming lessons

Tender T0416 cleaning Council buildings and amenities

Learn to Swim registrations open

Public notice abandoned vehicles


2016-17 Budget Snapshot

Cook Shire Business Survey Last Chance

Positions vacant Infrastructure Services Administration Officer and Cooktown Botanic Gardens Curator

Public notice cattle seizure notice

Public notice Local Laws amendment

Cooktown Racecourse RV Rest Area Conditions

Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference

Children's Book Week 2016

Monthly news

Rossville Council meeting

RAAF No. 35 Squadron Freedom of Entry to the City 

Waterfront Community Forum

Seniors' Week activities

Public notice - seize and destroy order

Public notice - road closure Charlotte Street

Business Survey open

Free Seniors' Dinner


Public notice - Events Centre community forum

Tech savvy for seniors morning tea

Public notice - show day public holiday closures

Monthly news

Laura waste changes public meeting notice

2016 Media Releases


$90K pool cover removed after vandalism

The robots are coming to Cooktown Library

Cairns-Cooktown flights to double

New pool inflatable available for hire

Council puts back more than $35,000 into community

New emergency vehicle for Coen SES

Weed spray units available for loan

Barrier Reef Childcare will open in 2017

Light Up Cook Shire Christmas Lights Competition

Traffic changes for waterfront site


New cycad section opens at cemetery

Charlotte Street facelift plans underway

Waterfront site works start

Events Centre cyclone shelter upgrade starts

More members needed for arts committee

Council testing for Singapore ants

Third annual Business Conference a success

Brainstorm generating ideas for PowerHouse

Second, bigger solar farm for Lakeland

Real emergency delays Coen Airport exercise


Work to start on waterfront rockwall

Vandals take free radio off the air

Solar power to keep Ayton radio service running

Disaster support on Council website

Council's free rural number program rolled out


Recycling trailer removed after rubbish misuse

Zebra crossing to boost school safety

Register for Garage Sale Trail to win

Arts and Culture funding program opens

Community input sought for Corporate Plan

Council funding round open

Get in quick for Business Conference tickets


2016-17 Budget focuses on renew before new

Business Survey closing August 31

New grader joins Cooktown fleet

East Coast Encounters exhibition on display

Vital Mount Cook site cleared

Flood restoration roadworks update

Second fishing and marine forum planned

Green Army gets cracking on Scenic Rim

EHP gives green light for waterfront remediation

Business Survey opens

Healthy start to Coen dog program

Toilets for Coen oval


Historic meeting with Yadaikana

Town water gets a clean up

Events Centre forum to guide future use

Bloomfield history goes online

RV rest area at Cooktown Racecourse

Stars to shine light on violence

Bloomfield issues discussed at public meeting

Healthy dogs equal healthy community in Coen

Cooktown Aviation Park gains first tenant

White Gloves Experience at Cooktown Library