Trash Talk Events | Laura, Lakeland and Cooktown
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Trash Talk Events | Laura, Lakeland and Cooktown

You’ve heard the dirty rumours, now you’re invited to learn and sift through the facts about the changes to waste operations in Cook Shire, the new fees and charges and the 2024-25 Budget considerations.

Community members are encouraged to meet with Council teams at a series of community information sessions being held in Laura, Lakeland and Cooktown.

At these meetings, Councillors and council staff will be on hand to discuss the operational changes to waste transfer facilities at Laura and Lakeland, and the forthcoming changes to green waste disposal in Cooktown, as well as the need to introduce a new fees and charges structure.

Event details are as follows:


Laura Town Hall
Friday, 5 July 2024
11 am – 1 pm.

Cooktown Markets

Cooktown Markets
Saturday, 6 July 2024
8 am – 11 am

Cooktown Shire Hall

Wednesday, 10 July 2024
5 pm – 7 pm


Lakeland Community Hall
Monday, 8 July 2024
12 – 2 pm

No need to register, simply pop into your closest event to meet with Council teams and find out why these changes are important and what they impact you and the wider community. 

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday