MEDIA RELEASE | COOKTOWN DISCOVERY FESTIVAL ADD SPECIAL GUEST, BRIAN NANKERVIS TO AN EXCITING EVENT LINE-UP

Cook Shire Council is excited to announce the Cooktown Discovery Festival, taking place from 14-16 June 2024. Read more. 

THE FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS IS COMING TO COOKTOWN

Get ready, Cooktown! The Festival of Small Halls is bringing its magical musical tour to Cooktown’s Shire Hall on Thursday, 4 July 2024. This extraordinary event promises an unforgettable evening filled with some of the best folk and contemporary acoustic music that Australia and the world have to offer. Buy tickets now!

PUBLIC NOTICE | TEMPORARY CLOSURE COOKTOWN SPLASH PARK

Please be advised that the Cooktown Splash Park will be closed for two weeks from Monday, 27 May 2024. Read more.  

HOGGONE BAITING PROGRAM | HOMERULE ROAD

Community is being advised that the Hoggone Baiting program is to commence at a private property along Homerule Road in coming days. Read more.  

BOTANIC GARDENS OPEN DAY

Learn and rediscover the history, heritage and horticulture of the Cooktown Botanic Gardens as we celebrate Botanic Gardens Day with a fun-filled day of free, family friendly, music, activities, tours and events. Find out more. 

FREE CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS IN COEN

Queensland's own, deadly Indigenous circus troupe - Circa -  is coming to town, putting on a show and sharing their skills ath two free works shops in Coen. Find out more.

MEDIA RELEASE: SEALED AT LAST! COUNCIL RECEIVES MAJOR FUNDING TO UPGRADE CAMERON CREEK ROAD

Cook Shire Council is pleased to announce the approval of more than $4.7 million in funding for significant upgrades to Cameron Creek Road, a critical project set to enhance connectivity and safety for the residents of Cooktown and surrounding areas. Read more. 

MEDIA RELEASE : COUNCIL INITIATES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW INTO POST TC JASPER RESPONSE

In a proactive step towards enhancing community resilience and accountability, Cook Shire Council has announced the engagement of Strategic Disaster Solutions, an esteemed external consultancy, to conduct a thorough review and develop an action report on the council's response and recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Jasper. Read more. 

MOSAIC WORKSHOPS - COOKTOWN 

Learn the fundamental techniques of the ancient art of mosaic as we come together with facilitator, Shelley Burt to create a community artwork at a number of FREE workshops being held in Cooktown this May. Find out more.

FREE WILDLIFE ART CLASSES

Explore your creative side with the Cook Shire Council's Art Workshop Series taking place in Bloomfield this May. Find out more. 

SWIM SQUAD IS BACK FOR TERM 2 & 3

Specifically tailored for young swimmers aged 5 to 10 years, dive into Swim Squad this April at the Cooktown Swimming Pool. 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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