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Coen on Level 1 Water Restrictions

Due to a power outage affecting the Coen water supply, Level 1 water restrictions are in place in Coen until further notice. Level 1 restrictions mean gardens, lawns and paving must not be watered or cleaned with water whatsoever. Vehicles must also not be cleaned with water unless required for health and safety reasons. Construction industry water use must be by trigger hose only. Council would like to thank the community for their understanding and compliance while we work to restore regular water services as soon as possible.

Community, Economic and Arts grants open

Council's Community and Economic Development Grant program aims to provide assistance to Cook Shire residents through funding activities that promote community and/or economic improvements within the region. Click here for more information on the Community and Economic Development grants. Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnerships between state and local governments, which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities. Click here for more information on the RADF program.

Queen's Baton coming to town

The Queen's Baton Relay will arrive in Cooktown on Monday, March 5. The Relay will start at 1pm, and finish with a community celebration at the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre. Plan your spot to cheer on the local batonbearers with details about the community event, and the full relay route, at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games website.

Big Garage Sale coming up

This month's Big Garage Sale will be held on Sunday, February 25 at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station from 8am to 4.30pm (with a half hour closure at 12noon). If you miss this month's, don't worry, we hold a Big Garage Sale the last Sunday of every month.

Free Food is Life event at Lakeland

Register your interest now for the free Food is Life event, to be held at Lakeland on March 10. Hear from presenter Mona Hecke, founder of Aussie Health Girl, about eating for optimal wellness, including practical information on weight loss, detoxing your life and cooking demonstrations. Lakeland Progress Association by February 27 to register your interest.

Events Calendar

February 21 Regatta cruise ship arrives
February 24 Crystal Serenity cruise ship arrives
February 25 Big Garage Sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station
February 27 Food is Life registration due
February 27 L'Austral cruise ship arrives
March 5 Queen's Baton Relay and community event
March 10 Food is Life event, Lakeland
March 14 History Night Cooktown Historical Society
March 23 Cook Shire community, economic and arts grants close Council
March 24 Cooktown Earth Hour event

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