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COOK SHIRE COUNCIL

ORGANISATIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

RATING AND PROPERTY INFORMATION

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

GOVERNANCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE

STATUTORY AND CORPORATE DOCUMENTS

Annual Report, Annual Budget Documents, Corporate Plan, Operational Plan, Community Plan, Council Agendas, Council Minutes, Schedule of Fees & Charges, Council Local Laws and other Publications are available at no charge via Council's website.
 
Printed copies will be charged at $0.65 per page.
GL 1160.110.143

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

Right to Information and Information Privacy

Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) give people a right to access documents from government agencies.

 

The RTI Act requires payment of an application fee, processing charges and access charges and the IP Act requires payment of access charges. From time to time fees and charges may be changed by the Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner.

 

Cook Shire Council warrants that itemised Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) fees and charges are up-to-date and accurate at the time of adoption.

 

For pricing as determined by the Office of the Information Commissioner, please visit: https://www.oic.qld.gov.au/guidelines/for-government/access-and-amendment/processing-applications/fees-and-charges

 
Application Fee cannot be waived.
Non Personal.

INFORMATION SERVICES

PRINTING OF CUSTOM-MADE MAPS

REGULATORY SERVICES

PLANNING

APPLICATIONS AND APPROVALS – MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE (MCU)
PURPOSE CATEGORIES
Not for Profit Organisations
Category A – Minor
Caretaker's Accommodation; Cropping; Dwelling House; Dwelling Unit; Home Based Business; Park; Roadside Stall
Category B – Low Impact
Animal Husbandry; Dual Occupancy; Environment Facility; Food and Drink Outlet; Nature-Based Tourism; Non-Resident Workforce Accommodation; Office; Outstation; Sales Office; Service Industry
Category C – Moderate Impact
Agricultural Supplies Store; Animal Keeping; Bar; Bulk Landscape Supplies; Car Wash; Child Care Centre; Club; Community Care Centre; Community Residence; Community Use; Educational Establishment; Emergency Services; Function Facility; Garden Centre; Hardware & Trade Supplies; Health Care Services; Indoor Sport & Recreation; Intensive Horticulture; Landing; Low Impact Industry; Market; Multiple Dwelling; Nightclub Entertainment Facility; Outdoor Sales; Outdoor Sport & Recreation; Parking Station; Party House; Place of Worship; Relocatable Home Park; Renewable Energy Facility; Residential Care Facility; Rooming Accommodation; Rural Industry; Rural Workers' Accommodation; Shop; Short Term Accommodation; Showroom; Telecommunications Facility; Theatre; Tourist Park; Utility Installation; Veterinary Service; Warehouse; Wholesale Nursery; Winery
Category D – High Impact
Adult Store; Air Service; Aquaculture; Brothel; Cemetery; Crematorium; Detention Facility; Extractive Industry; Funeral Parlour; High Impact Industry; Hospital; Hotel; Intensive Animal Industry; Major Electricity Infrastructure; Major Sport, Recreation and Entertainment Facility; Marine Industry; Medium Impact Industry; Motor Sport Facility; Permanent Plantation; Port Service; Research and Technology Industry; Resort Complex; Retirement Facility; Service Station; Shopping Centre; Special Industry; Substation; Tourist Attraction; Transport Depot
CODE ASSESSMENT
IMPACT ASSESSMENT
APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL and VARIATION REQUEST
CONSULTANT'S COSTS
Council provides a professional Development assessment service.
The cost of external consultant's fees for any further assessment or advice required by Council in consideration of any application or submission and/or technical report may be charged to the applicant, including re-submissions. The cost must be paid prior to the delegate's or Council's final determination of the application, with the applicant to be consulted prior to the engagement of external consultants or specialists (e.g. development that involves vegetation, engineering, expert planning / legal opinon).
PLANNING REFERRALS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS
RECONFIGURATION OF A LOT APPLICATIONS
Code Assessment
LODGEMENT OF SURVEY PLAN TO COUNCIL FOR ENDORSEMENT
OPERATIONAL WORKS APPLICATION
Operational Works - general earthworks, roadworks, drainage, water and sewerage infrastructure, vegetation clearing, landscaping.
During construction phase of the operational works, this fee includes one (1) onsite inspection on completion of works and one (1) maintenance inspection if applicable. Extra inspections may be charged as per the Re-Inspection Fee.
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION OR APPROVAL CHANGES
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
COUNCIL AS CONCURRENCE AGENCY
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES
WITHDRAWN APPLICATION
Refunds
Based on % of Application Fee Paid
PRE-LODGEMENT ADVICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
CAR PARKING CONTRIBUTION

BUILDING

Lodgement Fees are NOT refundable.
Refund of Assessment Fees are to be determined by the Manager Planning & Environment.
Inspection Costs outside 100km radius of Cooktown may be charged at cost in addition to any applicable fees below.
BUILDING CLASS 1a
New Dwelling – up to 250sqm
New Dwelling – greater than 251sqm
Alterations / Extensions to Dwellings greater than 50sqm
Minor Alterations / Extensions less than 50sqm / Repairs
Additions / Alterations – Re-roof or Re-stump
New Dwellings - Duplex and Multiple units - Class 1a and Class 1b
BUILDING CLASS 10a
Patios and Roofed Decks
Attached to dwelling
Garage / Carport / Shed or similar – up to150sqm
Garage / Carport / Shed or similar – 150sqm – 250sqm
Shed greater than 250sqm
Rural Farm Shed
BUILDING CLASS 10b
Fences over 2m in height, Rainwater Tank Stands, Shade Sails, Radio Mast / Antennae, Advertising Signs or similar
Retaining Walls above 1m in height
Above Ground / In Ground Swimming Pools / Spas and Fencing
New Applications
Compliance Inspection on Pool Fences Above Ground / In Ground Swimming Pools / Spas
Pool Safety Legislation
SWIMMING POOL SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE (SHARED POOLS) ANNUAL RENEWAL

Annual Fee for Shared Pools (Motels, Hotels, Backpackers, Caravan Parks, Unit Complex)

BUILDING CLASSES 1 AND 10
Amendment to Application
Change of Classification
BUILDING CLASSES 2-9 (Commercial)
New Building – Minor Assessment (as determined by Building Certifier)
New Building – Major Assessment
Alterations
Shop / Office – Fit-out
DEMOLITION - ALL CLASSES
All Classes (Excluding Plumbing) - Check Demolition Plumbing
TEMPORARY STRUCTURE
EXTENSION OF PERMIT / APPROVAL PERIOD OR RENEWAL OF A LAPSED APPROVAL
Request must be within 12 months or less of Lapsed date
PRIVATE CERTIFIER LODGEMENT
Archive Fee
DWELLING RESITING / RELOCATION
Applicable if building transported along Council roads for repair of road / or Council devices.
Security deposit for re-erection of the dwelling is determined by the Chief Executive Officer or his delegate and in any case may not be a sum greater than the value of the building work to be carried out to make the work comply with the Standard Building Regulation and Building Code of Australia.
Application fee for development approval (re-erection of dwelling)(GST applies as for Class of Building) As per class of building.
WITHDRAWN APPLICATION
Refunds
BUILDING RECORD SEARCH
BUILDING - Miscellaneous

PLUMBING

Lodgement Fees are NOT refundable.
Inspection Fees are only refundable on inspections not carried out.
Refund of Assessment Fees are to be determined by the Manager Planning & Environment.
Inspection Costs outside 100km radius of Cooktown may be charged at cost in addition to any applicable fees below.
NEW APPLICATIONS - DWELLINGS AND SHEDS – CLASSES 1 and 10
NEW APPLICATIONS - MULTIPLE DWELLING / COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL – CLASSES 2-9
ALTERATIONS/AMENDMENTS
ON-SITE SEWERAGE SYSTEM INSTALLATION-ALTERATIONS/AMENDMENTS
Upgrades / Replacement
GREYWATER TREATMENT PLANT
REMOVAL / DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDING
Application – Building Fees maybe required
BACKFLOW PREVENTION
TRADE WASTE
CONVERSION FROM SEPTIC TO HSTP
CONVERSION OF ON-SITE SEWERAGE FACILITY TO COUNCIL'S SEWERAGE INFRASTRUCTURE
WITHDRAWN APPLICATION
Refunds
PLUMBING RECORD SEARCH
PLUMBING - Miscellaneous

LOCAL LAW ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

Compliance Officer / Animal Control Officer
Animal Boarding Kennels / Refuges
Permits

DOGS

Dog Registrations and Annual Renewal Fees
Dogs must be registered from 3 months of age.
 

Transfer of registration: if a dog is currently registered within another Council area, free registration is available with proof of a current registration notice. 

 

Discounted/ pro rata charges only apply to NEW DOG registrations only (NOT EXPIRED registrations - the dog must not have been registered before). If the dog is in the system previously, the dog registration is not new. 

 

Regulated Dogs
Dog Registration / Renewal - Special Concession
Pensioners

Must hold a current Aged Pensioner Concession Card

Must show proof of age (over 65)
Must produce a sterilisation certificate (not required for renewals)
Must produce a microchipping certificate (not required for renewals)

 

Permanently Incapacitated Person

 

Must hold a current Totally Permanently Incapacitated Pension (TPI) card

Must produce a sterilisation certificate (not required for renewals)
Must produce a microchipping certificate (not required for renewals)

Service Animals

Must produce a current Handler Identity Card

Adoption/Rehoming

ANIMALS - Impounds

All impoundments may attract a sustenance fee.
Dog will not be released until its registration is current.
Dog will not be released until microchipping requirement is current.
Payment must be made PRIOR to release.
Release Fee - Registered Dogs
Release Fee - Unregistered Dogs
Release Fee - Cats
Release Fee - Other Animals

ANIMALS - Miscellaneous

BONDS

CONTROL OF NUISANCES - Overgrown and Unsightly Allotments

Planning & Environment / Local Laws

ABANDONED VEHICLES & GOODS

Planning & Environment / Local Laws

RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES

Planning & Environment / Local Laws

TEMPORARY HOME PERMIT

Planning & Environment - EHO and Manager P&E
Application must be submitted with a valid Building Application for a Dwelling

CARAVAN PARKS & CAMPING GROUNDS

Planning & Environment / EHO
Inspections - Go to Environmental Health / General / Inspections

SHARED FACILITY ACCOMMODATION

Planning & Environment / EHO
Inspections - Go to Environmental Health / General / Inspections
Pre-Sale Inspection

TEMPORARY ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Planning & Environment / EHO and Local Laws
Applications

PUBLIC PLACE ACTIVITIES

Planning & Environment / Local Laws

FILM & TELEVISION ACTIVITIES

Planning & Environment / Local Laws

COMMERCIAL USE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED AREAS & ROADS

Pro-rata Table - New Applications Only - per quarter, per financial year

 

100%    1 Jul - 30 Sept

75%      1 Oct - 31 Dec

50%      1 Jan - 31 Mar

25%      1 Apr - 30 Jun

Market Stalls
Saturday Market Non - Food Stall

Includes 3-day event, providing stall holder permit is current and 3-day event application form is completed.

Saturday Market - Food Stall

Includes 3-day event, providing stall holder permit is current and 3-day event application form is completed.

3 Day Events - Council Event

Excludes weekly stall holders with a current permit (application form required)

Roadside Vending - Sherrin Esplanade (Sites 1 to 5)
Mobile Vending
Outdoor Dining
Council Wharf and Pontoon - Vending/Sale of Product
Control of Advertisement - Signage
Advertising Device
Other Advertising Signage

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Pro-rata applies to new applications only - per quarter

GENERAL

INSPECTIONS
SEARCH FEES

HIGHER RISK PERSONAL APPEARANCE SERVICES

Example: Tattoo and Body Piercing
Planning & Environment / EHO
Licence
Pre-Sale Inspection

NON-HIGHER RISK PERSONAL APPEARANCE SERVICES

Example: Hairdressing, Nose/Ear Lobe Piercing and Beauty Therapy 

FOOD BUSINESS LICENCES

Planning & Environment / EHO
 
Pro-rata Table (New Applications Only)
 
100%     1 Dec - 31 May
75%       1 Jun - 31 Aug
35%       1 Sep - 30 Nov
FIXED and MOBILE PREMISES
Licence Fees
Renewal
Food Safety Program
TEMPORARY FOOD BUSINESS LICENCE
Licence Fees
Renewal

CEMETERIES

INURNMENT OF ASHES

INTERMENTS (BURIAL) OF HUMAN REMAINS - COOK SHIRE CEMETERIES - COOKTOWN CEMETERY

Second & subsequent interments in same plot unavailable except for placement of ashes.

INTERMENTS (BURIAL) OF HUMAN REMAINS - COEN & LAURA CEMETERIES

INTERMENT (BURIAL) OF HUMAN REMAINS - OUTSIDE A CEMETERY

HEADSTONES & PLAQUES

RESERVATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS

BIOSECURITY

BONDS

PRIVATE WORKS

COMMUNITY, ECONOMY & INNOVATION

EXAM SUPERVISION

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

PHOTOCOPYING

COMMUNITY SERVICES

VENUE HIRE

If venues are left in an unsatisfactory condition, the cleaning and/or damage fees will be taken out of the bond or invoiced separately.

COEN AIRPORT BUILDING

Hire fee does not include linen.

EVENT CENTRE
JS LOVE BUILDING
NATURE'S POWERHOUSE
BOTANIC GARDENS
COEN AND LAURA COMMUNITY HALLS
Community Halls are located in Bloomfield, Coen, Lakeland, Laura and Rossville. The Community Halls at Coen and Laura are managed by Council, whilst all others are managed by Community Groups.
 
Key Hire and Lost Keys (included in Bond).
 
If halls are left in an unsatisfactory condition, the cleaning and/or damage fees will be taken out of the bond or invoiced separately.
 
*Repeat Bookings - minimum of 10 bookings - Non-refundable
Bonds
Cleaning
COOKTOWN SHIRE HALL
Key Hire and Lost Keys (included in Bond).
 
If halls are left in an unsatisfactory condition, the cleaning and/or damage fees will be taken out of the bond or invoiced separately.
 
*Repeat Bookings - minimum of 10 bookings - Non-refundable
Bonds
Cleaning
COEN AND LAURA COMMUNITY AND COOKTOWN SHIRE HALLS
Hourly Rate

SPORTSFIELDS / OVALS

Excludes Botanic Gardens

 

*Repeat Bookings - minimum of 10 bookings - Non-refundable

Bonds
Hourly Rate
Electricity - John Street Oval

EQUIPMENT HIRE

Minimum weekend hire 48 hours including long weekends (Pick up Friday, return Monday – or closest business day).
Bonds

LIBRARY

Free photocopying for community & sporting organisations not charging a fee - Available ONLY at Libraries - Must have written permission from Council and supply own paper.
INTERNET CHARGES
All Libraries (First Hour – No Charge)
PHOTOCOPYING
Own Paper
Council Paper
BULK COPYING
50 copies or more
Own Paper
Council Paper
LAMINATING
OVERDUE FINES AND FEES
LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS

Charges for lost or damaged library material will be the replacement cost of the material, plus postage and handling charges.

 

This includes:   All Fiction & Non Fiction Books

                         Audio Books

                         L.O.T.E. Books & Kits

                         Large Print Books

 

1713.110.131 - Ayton

1710.110.131 - Cooktown

Ayton
Cooktown
DVD / DISC CLEANING

MEETING ROOM HIRE - Furneaux Street

Only available Monday - Friday

Bonds

SWIMMING POOL

POOL HIRE
ADMISSION FEES
Daily
Monthly
Annual
SWIM PROGRAMS
Includes learn to swim, transition to swimming club & parents group
Aqua Aerobics
Charges on request dependent upon requirements
Under Water Hockey
Includes pool entry fee & $1.50 fee for lights
Learn to Swim
9 Week Program - Non Refundable
Private Lessons
Non Refundable
School Based Learn to Swim or Group Programs
EQUIPMENT HIRE
Inflatable

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Credit Card Fee Required for all Bookings

COMMERCIAL LEASES

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Rent
As legislated in the Dept of Housing & Public Works Policy & Dept of Human Services.
Per Week - Reviewed Annually
Bonds

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste at Ayton, Lakeland and Laura Waste Transfer Stations are accepted by prior arrangement ONLY.
Asbestos Waste is accepted at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station ONLY.
 

FREE DISPOSAL | ALL USERS

These items are free only when separated from other waste.   
 
 

ALL USERS

TYRES
Tyres on rims are charged at a double rate (e.g. passenger tyre $10, passenger tyre on rim $20).
All commercial tyres must have accompanying waste tracking certificates completed as per Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 (Qld).
Deceased Animals
SALES
Wheelie Bins and Fittings
Mulch

Mulch loading available Tuesday and Friday only, subject to availability of the equipment.

Mulch deliveries are subject to the availability of the vehicle(s) and access.

Miscellaneous
Hazibag - 200 Ltrs
Hazibag - 1m3
Hazibag - 1.5m3
Hazibag - 3m3

DOMESTIC WASTE

Waste arriving at a Council Waste Disposal Facility in a domestic vehicle.
Free Disposal
Mixed Waste
Mattresses and Furniture
Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D Waste)

Council intends to progressively increase waste fees and charges to achieve full cost recovery by 2027-28.

Regulated and Hazardous Waste

COMMERCIAL WASTE

Waste arriving at a Council Waste Disposal Facility in a commercial vehicle.
Regulated and Hazardous Waste

All commercial regulated waste must have accompanying waste tracking certificates completed as per Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 (Qld).

Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D Waste)
Dead Animals
Tyres
Tyres on Rims Surcharge $100
Mattresses and Furniture

KERBSIDE COLLECTION CHARGES

WATER

WATER SERVICES

Water Access
Connections
Standard Water Connection is up to 5m in length from water main to property boundary.
Over 5m is a non-standard water connection.
Non Standard Water connections may be subject to quote.
Council reserves the right to quote on non standard water services.
Disconnections
Temporary Water Service
Downsizing
Water Analysis
Service on a voluntary basis to commercial outlets involved in the supply of food or water (or at cost basis for two or more samples).
Water Consumption Charges

WATER METERS

Water Meter Reading
Meter Test
Fee is refunded if the meter has an error of greater than 5% (over reading)
Relocation of meter
Replace damaged water meter

WATER DISPENSERS

WASTEWATER

WASTEWATER UNIT CHARGES

ASSESSMENT OF CONNECTION APPLICATION

EFFLUENT DISPOSAL FEE - SEPTIC

ALTERATIONS OR IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED AREAS & ROADS

BONDS

ROADS

TEMPORARY BRIDGE

DRIVEWAYS

DRIVEWAY CROSSOVERS

GATES AND GRIDS

SPOIL

No Charge
Transport charged at Cost rounded up to nearest hour.
Name must be pre-registered with Cook Shire Council Engineering Administration on Spoil Register.
Allocation of Spoil will be to:-
a) operationally efficient to Council; THEN
b) in order of listing on the Spoil Register.
No transportation will be charged where Council requests to dump on private land (site is not listed on Spoil Register).

PRIVATE WORKS

Price on application

SURVEY

RURAL ADDRESSING

AVIATION

Avdata must be notified of any changes to fees and charges.
*Recreational Aircraft are not on the CASA Civil Aircraft Register (non-VH registrations) and includes aircraft on the RAAus Register, the HGFA Register and the SARA Register.

PASSENGER TERMINAL FEE

For all Regular Flight and Charter Flight Passengers

AIRCRAFT LANDING FEES

One landing fee charge per 20 minutes

HELICOPTER LANDING FEES

One landing fee charge per 20 minutes

CAR PARKING FEES

AVIATION FUEL PRICES

Coen
Cooktown

MARITIME OPERATIONS

BERTHING/MOORING FEES - COOKTOWN WHARF & PONTOON

RUBBISH DISPOSAL – COOKTOWN WHARF & PONTOON

LOADING / UNLOADING CHARGES - COOKTOWN WHARF & PONTOON

POWER SUPPLY - COOKTOWN WHARF