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Cook Shire Council is pleased to announce that works to improve pedestrian safety, bus access and traffic flow at the carpark and bus zone at the Cooktown P-12 State School car park are now complete

In response to community feedback, Council secured funding from the Queensland Government through the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) School Transport Infrastructure Program (STIP) to upgrade the school car park and the north side of Charles Street, improving safety, functionality and visibility in the area, especially during busy school pick-up and drop-periods.

“Cooktown is a fantastic place for young families to grow and thrive. As more young families move here, the successful delivery of this project helps to ensure safer access to the area for students, pedestrians and vehicles for years to come,” said Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott.

The project included collaboration with the school and the bus service provider to design and deliver the following works:

  • Construction of footpath on North side of Charles Street up to the pedestrian crossing in front of school entrance
  • Modification of traffic island on Charles Street and May Street intersection
  • Modification of islands in school carpark, and
  • Signage for bus-only area

For more information contact Council’s Media and Communications Coordinator via email at or phone on 4082 0500.

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