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Real emergency delays Coen airport exercise

Local emergency services gathered to train at a mock plane crash exercise at the Coen Airport almost got to test their skills with a real emergency earlier this month.

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Vandals take free radio off the air

Thoughtless vandals cost ratepayers money and temporarily cut off the popular radio station Rebel FM earlier this month after smashing the radio dish on remote Mount Tully.

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Corporate Plan Community Engagement

Corporate Plan Community Engagement

Cook Shire Council is calling for community input into the Corporate Plan, an important document which helps determine where Council allocates its resources.

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Get Ready for Storm Season

Get Ready for Storm Season

Do you have an emergency kit? Do you have an emergency plan? Cook Shire is here to help you get prepared for storm season.

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Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference

Cook Shire Council will be hosting the third annual Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference on Thursday, November 3 at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre.

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Road Closure - Sherrin Esplanade

Road Closure - Sherrin Esplanade

Sherrin Esplanade will be closed from the Boathouse to the Charlotte Street intersection from from 8am to 12noon on Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Council Staff Development Day Office Hours

Council Staff Development Day Office Hours

Please note the following opening hours changes to Council facilities for a Council staff development day on Thursday, October 13, 2016 Admin building OPEN Works depot CLOSED Shire Libraries OPEN Cooktown Pool OPEN Waste Transfer Stations CLOSED

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Position Vacant Human Resources Manager

Position Vacant Human Resources Manager

Cook Shire Council is seeking a motivated and experienced professional to join our team.

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The Great Cooktown Garage Sale

The Great Cooktown Garage Sale

Reuse, find treasure and meet locals on Saturday October 22

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New dump fees

New dump fees

New fees will come into place at Cook Shire Council’s Waste Transfer Stations on October 16, 2016.

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Solar power to keep Ayton radio service running

A successful Cook Shire Council grant application will bring about better radio services to the Bloomfield Valley following concerns raised at a community meeting in June.

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Disaster support on Council website

Online access to vital disaster preparation and tracking information will be much easier with a new section to be added to the Cook Shire Council website.

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Council’s free rural number program rolled out

Cook Shire Council’s free rural numbering program has been rolled out across the shire to improve safety for residents.

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Positions Vacant Swimming Pool Attendants

Positions Vacant Swimming Pool Attendants

Cook Shire Council is seeking two motivated individuals to join our team.

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Last chance for Council funding - close October 21

Last chance for Council funding - close October 21

Community and Economic Development Grants and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

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Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicles October 2016

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Life Threatening Emergencies (000)

Telephone Triple Zero (000) For life threatening, critical or serious situations only.

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State Emergency Service (SES) 13 25 00

When to call the 132 500 number (flood and storm emergency assistance) Damaged roof, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings, storm damage

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Power Supply/Outages 13 16 70

Power Supply/Outages Phone Ergon Energy on 13 16 70 for dangerous situations and /or downed power lines.

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Road Conditions and Closures www.131940.qld.gov.au or 1300 130 595

Visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website at www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 130 595 for 24-hour state-wide road reports

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ABC Far North Radio 105.7 FM

During a cyclone there is a high chance of the power supply being distruped, it is important to have a battery-operated radio to listen for cyclone advice.

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Council-related emergencies (07) 4069 5533

Cook Shire Council related emergencies

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Council News October 2016

Council News October 2016

Check out upcoming community events, council news and more.

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Dump Fees Amendment

Dump Fees Amendment

New fees came into place at Cook Shire Council’s Waste Transfer Stations on October 16, 2016. Council incorrectly advertised gas bottles as now costing $125 to dump, however they remain FREE.

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Building certifier bookings

Building certifier bookings

Cook Shire Council does not currently have a full time Building Certifier available to undertake building inspections at short notice. Builders and/or property owners will be required to give at least 48 hours notice to the Council when booking an inspection.

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Pre cyclone pick up

Pre cyclone pick up

Cook Shire Council to start the annual pre-storm season kerbside pick up.

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New Yearly Family Pass for Cooktown Pool

Cook Shire Council are giving families the opportunity to buy a family pass to access the pool for a whole year.

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ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588