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Cooktown Expo has been postponed until further notice.
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March 24, 2020


Cooktown Expo 2020 will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Cook Shire Council is planning to hold the economy-boosting event next year to help support the region.

“We have no option but to shelve our plans for the Expo to be held in July this year,” Cook Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Linda Cardew said. “During the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of our Cape York residents is of paramount importance, and holding a large-scale event at this time just is not possible.” But Ms Cardew said plans were already underway to hold the Expo in 2021, with a focus on supporting local and regional communities and businesses and providing economic stimulus.

Council will continue to work with suppliers, contractors, businesses and communities involved in the event to renegotiate arrangements for the rescheduled Expo.

“Council is also working hard on supporting our residents and businesses during what will be extraordinarily tough times ahead,” Ms Cardew said. “We will be launching a ‘buy local’ campaign in the coming days to do everything we can to help sustain local businesses, and we are enacting our internal business continuity plans to ensure vital services continue to be delivered across our Shire. As one of the largest employers in the region, Council is also committed to ensuring job security for our workforce.”

For more information contact the Cooktown Expo 2020 team via email at info@cooktown2020.com or phone on 4082 0500. Visit www.cook.qld.gov.au/coronavirus for more information on Council’s coronavirus response.

Cook Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Cooktown 2020 commemorations will be held and pay respect to the Elders past, present and future. 

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