School holiday fun at library and pool

If you are looking for something to do with your youngsters this school holidays, Cook Shire Council has you covered. Every Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays (September 24 and 26 and October 1 and 3) the inflatable obstacle course will be in the pool from 1pm to 4pm. Please note children must be confident swimmers, aged between 5 and 15, and accompanied by a responsible adult to enjoy the inflatable. At the Cooktown Library during the school holidays, we have craft on Tuesdays from 11am to 12pm and Lego Club on Thursdays from 11am to 12pm. 

Council's main number answered 24 hours a day!

Not only will you be able to speak to our friendly customer service team during business hours by phoning Council on 4082 0500, we also have a dedicated after hours answering service on the same number. The trained call centre staff will assess each request and contact the relevant Council officer, who will deal with the enquiry or contact the caller as necessary. This ensures that enquiries are dealt with promptly and by the appropriate officer, rather than contacting a staff member via their direct number which may not be answered if they are on leave or not on call. Non urgent enquiries can also be to Council, and will be responded to as soon as possible during business hours.

Cape York roadworks from September 10 to 24

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and heavy vehicles during works on the following Cook Shire roads from September 10 to 24: Bamaga Road (from Sailor's Hill to Jardine River), Moreton-Bramwell Road, Port Stewart Road, Portland Roads Road, Holroyd Road, Musgrave-Strathgordon Road, Balurga Road, Lilyvale-Running Creek Road, Lakefield Road, Battlecamp Road, Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Starcke and Kalpowar sections), Dixie Road, Fairview-Palmerville Road, Kimba-Gamboola Road, Whites Creek Road (to Maytown). Please help keep our contractors safe by driving carefully through the work sites and obeying signage. Police enforcement of temporary speed zones may occur. The roadworks is ongoing, with the next works period running from October 1 to 15.

Raising awareness of your information rights

September 28 is Right to Information Day, which raises awareness of everyone's right to access government-held information. At Cook Shire Council, we are committed to an open, transparent and accountable local government culture. Visit our Right to Information page for more details or to lodge a Right to Information application, or visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website for details on Right to Information Day.


September 24 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am Library 4069 5009 or
September 27-30 Conquer the Corrugations mental health awareness walk Facebook or
September 30-October 17 BreastScreen Queensland mobile service in Cooktown Bookings 13 20 50

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday