Pre-cyclone clean up - free dumping finishes this week

To help residents prepare for cyclone season, Cook Shire waste transfer stations will be accepting all sorted domestic waste free (excluding commercial waste) during their regular opening hours from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 15 2019. All waste must be pre-sorted, and non-sorted waste will incur a fee. Please sort your waste into separate streams, such as household, mixed recyclables, scrap metal, furniture and whitegoods. If you're not sure how to sort your waste, or what the separate streams are, visit our waste management page.

Cooktown on Level One water restrictions

Due to ongoing dry weather, the Annan River has dropped to a level which requires Council to put Level One water restrictions in place, effective from Wednesday, December 11, 2019. To ensure everyone has adequate water, we request that those on the town water supply abide by Level One water restrictions. Level One restrictions will remain in place until the Annan River reaches a required level at the Weir. Level One restrictions will require residents to: not use sprinklers on Mondays; odd numbered houses may use sprinklers between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; even numbered houses may use sprinklers between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; water gardens with a trigger nozzle hand-held hose only; not hose pavement. Council will be watering public spaces on a limited roster, and the Cooktown Swimming Pool and Cooktown Water Park on the waterfront will remain open as normal.

BUSHFIRE ALERT

The Cook Shire Fire Management Group is urging residents to avoid lighting any fires, including backyard fires and campfires, during the current extreme fire risk conditions. Please also be mindful of your actions and dispose of cigarettes responsibly, and avoid parking vehicles in dry grass and slashing of any kind. For bushfire safety tips, visit Council’s emergency management dashboard.

 

DateEventContact
December 6-15 Free dumping of pre sorted waste at Cook Shire waste facilities during regular opening hours Council 4082 0500 or
December 12 Council office and pool closed from 12noon, library closed all day Council 4082 0500 or
December 12 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009 or
December 12 Junior touch football, Cooktown PCYC, 3.30pm-5pm CDCC 4082 1400
December 13 Library surveys due Council 4082 0500 or
December 14 Lakeland Christmas Fair, 3pm, Carols, 6.30pm 0404 297 344
December 16 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
December 18 Christmas themed Interactive Storytime, Ayton Library, 10.30am Library 4060 8342 
December 19 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am Library 4069 5009 or
December 23-26 Cooktown Pool closed for Christmas Pool 4069 6928
December 24 Council admin office and Cooktown Library close for holidays, 12noon Council 4082 0500 or
December 25 Christmas Day
December 30 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
December 31 New Year's Eve
December 31-January 2 Cooktown Pool closed for New Year's  Pool 4069 6928
January 2 Council admin office re-opens, 8.45am Council 4082 0500 or
January 2 Cooktown Library re-opens, 10am Library 4069 5009 or
January 2 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am
January 6 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm Pool 4069 6928
January 8 Bloomfield Library re-opens, 10am Library 4060 8342
January 9 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11.30am
January 13 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm Library 4069 5009
January 13 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 5.30pm
January 24 Australia Day Awards event, Cooktown PCYC Events Centre Council 4082 0500 or

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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