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. 

Families and carers of children aged 0-5 years of age are invited to read, sing, play, craft and create  with us at a very special Mother's Day Storytime morning tea at the Cooktown Library. Find out 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.

NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOPS FOR ROSSVILLE & BLOOMFIELD RESIDENTS

Dive into a world of botanical wonder and aromatic bliss at free natural soap making workshops for residents of Rossville and Bloomfield. Find out more.

ROSSVILLE FREE DRUMBEAT WORKSHOP SERIES THIS MAY

Learn and experience tribal drumming techniques, tell stories and build resilience through rhythm, connection and music at FREE drumming workshops being held every Saturday in May in Rossville. Find out more. 

COEN MUSTER DAY | 14 - 15 MAY 2024 | MARK IT IN YOUR CALENDARS

A fanstastic opportunity for the community to meet with more than 20 service providers while enjoying complimentary sausage sizzle, and 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. 

COOK SHIRE'S GOT TALENT! REGISTER NOW!

Are you a young star that's ready to shine? Registrations are now open for young people aged 7-18 to showcase their talents in fron of an audience for a chance to win up to $2,000 worth of prizes! Find out 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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