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Charlotte Street set to open in time for Expo 2021

Council crews and contractors have worked tirelessly, pulling out all stops to complete Stage 1 works of the revitalisation of Charlotte Street in Cooktown more than three weeks early and ahead of this weekend’s opening of the Cooktown & Cape York Expo 2021

Mayor Peter Scott thanks Council teams and contractors on Charlotte Street

Commencing in April 2021 the works to the section of Charlotte Street from the Boundary Street intersection to Hogg Street, have included an upgrade of the road surface, installation of kerbing, sealed parking lanes, drainage improvements, traffic lane treatments and construction of a shared pathway.

“Council is incredibly proud and grateful for all the hard work put in by the teams involved. It was never guaranteed that this project would be finished in time for Expo, and while we’d certainly hoped it would be, there were some unexpected delays,” said Mayor Peter Scott. 

“The extra effort everyone put in to see it completed ahead of schedule, is a testament to the commitment of everyone involved, and the cooperation of the community.

The project costing more than $769,000 is jointly funded between the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program, which is providing $384,500, with the balance from the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

Pictured above from left: Council team members, Dean Cunningham and Cameron Smith met with Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott on Charlotte Street just as works were wrapping up.

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