COVID-19 QUICK LINKS

Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions. 


Queensland Government COVID-19 updates and resources. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE | LAKELAND WASTE TRANSFER STATION CHANGE IN OPERATING HOURS 

Please be advised that from Saturday 1 October 2022, a new schedule of operating hours for the Lakeland Waste Transfer station will be implemented. See the new operating hours.

NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

Please be advised that under Section 258 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, a Special Meeting of Council will be held at 10 am on Tuesday 11 October to be held at 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown. Read more. 

ENROL NOW FOR TERM 4 SWIMMING LESSONS

The 9-week term commences Tuesday 4 October 2022 and costs just $72. Find out more. 

FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR UNDER 5s

We're giving children under 5 in Cooktown the chance to learn to swim and teach the importance of water safety! Learn2Swim Week is back in 2022, with lessons offered between 26 September and 30 October at the Cooktown Swimming Pool. Find out more. 

PUBLIC HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES | QUEEN'S MEMORIAL DAY

Please be advised that the following Council offices, venues, and facilities will be closed to commemorate the Queen's Memorial Day. Find out more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AURUKUN ROAD

With works to complete the seal of Aurukun Road due to commence by the end of September, please be advised of the following temporary changes to traffic conditions.

PUBLIC NOTICE | COEN LEVEL ONE WATER RESTRICTIONS TO COME INTO EFFECT

Please be advised that level one water restrictions will come into effect in Coen from Friday 16 September 2022. Find out what this means for you.  

PUBLIC NOTICE | HELEN STREET WATER MAIN UPGRADE

With works to upgrade the water main along Helen Street in Cooktown progressing between Walker Street and Hogg Street, please be advised of the following temporary changes to parking conditions. Read more.

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY CLOSURE AYTON/BLOOMFIELD BOAT RAMP

We have been advised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) that upgrade works to the Ayton/Bloomfield boat ramp will commence soon. This will include a temporary closure of the boat ramp from 13 September 2022. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | COOK SHIRE'S NEW CEO JUMPS RIGHT INTO HIS NEW ROLE

This week Cook Shire Council’s new Chief Executive Officer Brian Joiner jumped straight into the hot seat of managing the day-to-day operations of Queensland’s largest local government area. Read more.

BEST OF SYDNEY FESTIVAL - LIVE THEATRE FILMS

From award-winning theatre to baroque music, dinosaurs, and acrobats, we’re bringing the stage to the screen with four films guaranteed to entertain all ages and tastes. Introducing the Sydney Festival 2022 Roadshow #BESTOFTHEFEST 

MEDIA RELEASE | ONE-WAY AND A SHARED PATHWAY AS SHERRIN ESPLANADE SETS TO REOPEN.

Stage 6 of the Revitalisation of Charlotte Street, the upgrade works to Cooktown’s Sherrin Esplanade, are due for completion in the coming weeks, with the road anticipated to be open in September. Read more. 

TAKE-HOME RAT TEST NOW AVAILABLE FROM COUNCIL

Complimentary RAT tests from Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service are now available to collect from the Main Administration Building in Cooktown. Find out more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | CHARLOTTE STREET & WEBBER ESPLANADE WATER MAIN WORKS

Please be advised of temporary changes in traffic conditions at the northern end of Charlotte Street and Webber Esplanade (wharf area) as works commence to upgrade water services in the area. Find out more. 

WORKS NOTIFICATION | JENSEN'S CROSSING REPLACEMENT WORKS

Please be advised of upcoming works to replace Jensen's Crossing Bridge and the temporary closure of the bridge during the works period. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | SHERRIN ESPLANADE UPGRADE

Please be advised of upcoming works to upgrade Sherrin Esplanade from the Furneaux Street-Adelaide Street Intersection are scheduled to commence from Monday 9 May 2022. Read more. 

CURRENT COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Have your say on Council projects, plans, and strategies here.

CONTRACTS | CURRENT TENDERS AND SUBMISSIONS

Due to Cook Shire's commitment to open and effective competition, we will regularly call for tenders on projects to ensure the best contractor is sourced, locally where possible. For all of Council's current tenders and submissions click here

 

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10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday