COOK SHIRE COVID-19 UPDATES

Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up to date, relevant local information regarding COVID-19.

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COOKTOWN HAZARD REDUCTION BURN

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Cook Shire Council and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will be working together to carry out hazard reduction burns on Monday 17 August 2020 in the area behind the Cooktown Airport as indicated here.

If you feel your property is under threat phone 000 immediately. 

For more information about the mitigation burns in these areas, please contact the First Officer at your local Rural Fire Brigade or Cairns Peninsular Area Office on 9232 5468.

ONLINE AUCTION

Cook Shire Council is auctioning a number of second-hand and salvaged council assets. Items include a variety of office furniture, pavers and bricks, toolboxes, fencing, steel and tanks. To view the items and make a bid click here.

The auction commences at 10:00 am, Wednesday 12 August 2020, and closes at 4:00 pm, Tuesday 18 August.

SMOKE ALERT

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burning operations within the Annan River (Yuku Baja-Muliku) and Endeavour River national parks during August/September 2020, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen in the Cooktown and Marton areas.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas.

This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires, and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call the Cooktown office of QPWS on 4069 5777.

TENDER NOTICES

Council is seeking submissions from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the following:

PSA T0120 - Inspection and maintenance of membrane filtration plants
PSA T1120 - Provision of Security Services

For more details, click here

Council offers COVID relief for local small businesses

Local businesses across Cook Shire can now apply for an up to $4,000 grant under the Council's new Economic Resiliency Investment Initiative to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. 

For more information and to download the application form, click here.

Applications are now open until 31 August 2020. 

Request for Feedback

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed sale of part of Lot 1 on Plan C179109. The area of land which is 150sqm (view map) is currently a community reserve for the purpose of recreation and Cook Shire Council is the trustee. Cooktown RSL Memorial Club currently holds Permit to Occupy (commencing 2007) over the area of land. Members of the public who wish to make comment on the proposed sale can do so by emailing mail@cook.qld.gov.au or, by calling 4082 0500.
Deadline for submitting feedback is 5:00 pm, 7 August 2020.

COEN - Bushfire Risk Mitigation Burns

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, State Emergency Service and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will be working together to carry out bushfire risk mitigation burns from Thursday, 30 July 2020 in the following areas:

  • Great Northern Gully
  • Reservoir Hill
  • Township area from PDR to the footbridge
  • See map

For more information about the mitigation burns in these areas, please contact the First Officer at your local Rural Fire Brigade or Cairns Peninsular Area Office on 9232 5468.

If you feel your property is under threat, phone 000 immediately. 

Pormpuraaw Camping Closed for 2020

Cook Shire Council has been requested by Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council to advise travelers that due to COVID-19 camping season has been closed for the rest of 2020. This includes camping at Chapman River, Mungkan River, and Coleman River camping grounds. For further information, or to request a refund please visit the Pormpuraaw website.

 

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10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday