MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES EVENT

As the March local government elections draw near, Cook Shire Council, in collaboration with the Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, extends an invitation to the community to meet their local candidates at a special event being held at Cooktown PCYC Events Centre. Find out more. 

MOVE IT WITH FREE YOGA CLASSES IN ROSSVILLE AND AYTON

Make time for you and discover the serenity within with complimentary yoga classes being held in Rossville and Ayton. Your path to rejuvenation begins here thanks to Cook Shire Council and MoveIt NQ. Find out more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | FLOOD DAMAGED WASTE DISPOSAL

We wish to inform all residents that flood damage waste will continue to be accepted during normal operating hours at the Waste Transfer Stations in Ayton and Cooktown until Sunday, 25 February 2024. Read more.

UNDERSTORY FILM FESTIVAL | FREE FNQ MOVIE SCREENING IN COOKTOWN, AYTON AND ROSSVILLE

Experience 18 mini masterpieces in the diverse line up of films, from gripping horror comedies to captivating music videos, animated creations and much more at FREE events being held in Cooktown, Ayton and Rossville. Find out more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: COOK SHIRE SEEKS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AFTER TC JASPER FLOODS

In the wake of the devastating impact of the flooding events following Tropical Cyclone Jasper, Cook Shire Council is formally announcing our transition from immediate disaster response to long-term recovery efforts, by hosting a series of Community Recovery Forums. Find out more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE | REDUCED SPEED ON CATTLE CREEK BRIDGE

We have been advised that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is about to change the speed limit on Cattle Creek Bridge, north of Laura on the Peninsula Developmental Road (Lakeland – Laura). Learn more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | IT'S HIP TO SNIP: FREE* DOG DESEXING THIS FEBRUARY

Cook Shire Council is offering free desexing of male dogs to residents with healthcare cards or pensioner concessions from 26 until 28 February 2024. Read more. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: AYTON WASTE TRANSFER STATION

As we move from disaster response and clean up to recovery, Ayton Waste Transfer Station will be resuming it's normal operating hours. Read more.

MEDIA RELEASE | COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT FLOOD HIT COMMUNITIES 

Following the significant flooding events triggered by Tropical Cyclone Jasper in December 2023 that inundated more than 140 residences in the southern parts of Cook Shire, Council is taking decisive steps to bolster community resilience for future events with approval of $50,000 towards a non-competitive funding allocation for flood-impacted communities of Ayton, Bloomfield, Helenvale, and Rossville. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE | THE WINNERS ARE... | AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2024

Cook Shire Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the Australia Day Awards for 2024, recognising outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to our community across various fields. Read more.

MEDIA RELEASE | UNITY AND SUPPORT FOR COOK SHIRE IN THE AFTERMATH OF TROPICAL CYCLONE JASPER 

With the holiday season upon us, our hearts are with our community who are navigating challenges in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Jasper, and we extend a message of unity by shedding light on the ongoing efforts to support and connect with community members who remain isolated in Ayton and Bloomfield. Read more.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - DID YOU KNOW....

That Impact Assessable Development Applications are now also available to to the public to review on our website? That's right. Click here to review the Development Applications currently on public notification. 

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Council's Residential Housing Development Incentive Policy provides up to $35,000 in incentives for multiple dwelling or dual occupancy developments in Cook Shire. Single dwellings built on vacant land for an owner occupier can also receive up to $10,000 in rates relief under the policy. The policy remains in effect until 30 July 2025 or when the maximum cumulative incentive value of $250,000 has been reached. For more information, read the policy here, or to apply download the application form here.

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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