R-1 Cook Region (A)


Cooktown 2,339



Hopevale 914

Lockhart River 642

Coen 253

Laura 225

Hope Vale 750 * See above

Wujal Wujal 326

Cape Grenville

Cape Melville

Cape Flattery

Super regions:

Cape York Peninsula A, B

Great Barrier Reef A, AG, AF




University: NO




Great Dividing Range

Basin Authority:

Endeavour Basin Authority (EBA)

  • Normanby R
  • Endeavour R

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Thanks for checking this Region out.

This Region is prepared on the a-political concept that if you are interested in 'place' in Australia, the most important aspect that defines 'place', is the 'flow of water'. The Senate is interested in 'place'.

This Region defines its boundaries at the top of the ridge, where water flows one way rather than the other. This leads to a very interesting 'place'.

We are seeking a debate with people who live in this proposed new Region. We know we've got the Region pretty well correct; after all, it's just geography. But if you live in this Region you can tell us a lot of interesting things.

- Do these boundaries define a place that is unique; different to every other Region in Australia? We think that that is probably quite likely.

- Is it a great place, worthy of recognition?

- Upon formation, what should be the name of this Region? Who would be the Lord Mayor? Who would be the two Senators who represent this Region? Who would be the additional Senator that represents the interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in this region? What benefit would flow from a concept of super-Regions for the whole of the Cape York Peninsula and for the Great Barrier Reef?

- Would life be enhanced if it was on a fast Ring-Rail that links the Capital City to every other Capital City in Australia? 

- Many other interesting things!

We think that this is a great new concept of regional statehood based on real concepts that define life in this particular Region. What do you think?

Coastal Risk Screening Tool

Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes


Aboriginal Australia:

  • Wuthathi
  • Kuuku-ya'u
  • Uutaalnganu
  • Umpila
  • Kuuku-yani
  • Umbindhamu
  • Mutumui
  • Lamalama
  • Guugu-Yimidhirr
  • Kunjen
  • Kokowarra
  • Kuku-yalanji


NOTE1: Likely indicators only; for original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991 & restrictions on its copy & use, see Aboriginal Australia Map

NOTE2: The red line is part of the original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991. The black line is added by Bloggerme for discussion only. It shows the likely State boundary based on the flow of water only. As "the ridge" (See FOWTOR) naturally impacts on the development of the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia, the proposed border is often identical to the group boundary shown on the Aboriginal Australia Map. This is as was expected. Variations are social/historical & result in a particular language, social or nation group being represented in two adjoining States.

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Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Wet Tropicas region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This state, Carpentaria State (C), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Monsoon North region". CSIRO's Wet Tropics region coincides exactly with BloggerMe's A,B,AG.

Nuclear weapons

Centre ground zero CGZ - Cooktown - 475 kilotons (431 kilotonnes)


Location: https://australia.places-in-the-world.com/2170658-place-cooktown.html  LEGEND

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Steven Miles @StevenJMiles
For more information on disaster assistance you can also visit http://qld.gov.au/disasterhelp

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11:53 am · 18 Dec 2023

Tropical Cyclone Jasper December 2023

Tropical Cyclone Jasper is affecting communities in North Queensland.

Personal hardship assistance is now available for affected residents in the Local Government Areas of:

Cairns Regional
Cassowary Coast
Cook Shire (defined localities)
Douglas Shire
Mareeba Shire
Tablelands Regional
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire.

Housing assistance is available for residents affected by this event.

If you’re experiencing emotional stress or personal financial hardship from this event, contact your local emergency relief provider or counselling service or call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 for help.


Tropical Cyclone Watch issued for northern Queensland


Issued 7pm AEST Sunday 10 December 2023

A Tropical Cyclone Watch has been issued for areas between Cape Melville to Townsville, including Cairns and Cooktown.

As of 4 pm AEST today, Tropical Cyclone Jasper remains a category 2 and is situated 880 km east of Port Douglas and 850 km east of Cairns.

The system is moving in a general westwards direction at 14 kilometres per hour. Jasper is forecast to maintain intensity during Monday and Tuesday.

Jasper is forecast to intensify to a category 3 cyclone shortly before making landfall on Wednesday, most likely between Cooktown and Cardwell.

Damaging winds are expected to develop along the Queensland coast between Cooktown and Ingham, including Cairns from Tuesday and may extend as far south as Townsville or as far north as Cape Melville depending on Jasper's movement.

Heavy rainfall is expected to develop along the coast from late Tuesday.
As the cyclone approaches the coast, abnormally high tides are possible and large waves are likely along the coast.

Communities in these areas are advised to review their cyclone plan.
For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, check with your local council or emergency services.

The next Information Bulletin will be issued by 11pm AEST.

For the latest Tropical Cyclone advice and track maps, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/

For Tropical Cyclone Outlooks, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/outlooks/index.shtml

Know your weather. Know your risk. Communities should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via our website and BOM Weather app and follow advice of emergency services.


@ABCFarNorth 3h3 hours ago
#TCNathan still remains as a category 3 cyclone and moves west-northwest at 16km/h http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20032.html

@ABCemergency 19 Mar 2015 10:05PM
#TCNathan estimated to be 80km ENE of Cape Flattery & 115km NE of Cooktown http://ab.co/1wnMHg5

#CycloneNathan is cat 3 & intensifying, estimated to be 405km of #Cooktown, #Queensland. http://ab.co/1wnMHg5 #QLD

TC Nathan going to Category 4 as it heads to shore Cape Flattery



@jennyweather And the latest track map. Seems likley it will then cross into Gulf waters.

Pulled back out to sea, by TCPam

Now heading back to Cairns

Part of a multiple cyclone system, TCNathan is pulled out to sea as TCPam strengthens in Vanuatu and TCOlwyn hits land at Exmouth.


A cyclone part of a multiple cyclone system including Cyclone Nathan heading towards Cape Flattery & Cooktown & Cyclone Pam over Vanuatu. @ABCemergency 3m3 minutes ago pic.twitter.com/BkFpyocUQP
Cyclone warnings for #Qld (Coen - Cape Trib) + #WA (inc Karatha + Exmouth). #CycloneNathan


"The status of Australian dugongs varies greatly. Shark Bay supports a large dugong population with minimal human pressures, making it the most secure dugong population in the world. On the other hand, the urban coast of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region between Cairns and Bundaberg poses many threats to dugongs.

"Torres Strait is the world’s largest dugong habitat. Surveys conducted by my group at James Cook University show that the region contains a remarkable 58% of the habitat supporting high densities of dugongs in Queensland, as illustrated by the map below."

"Dugong habitat in Torres Strait is much more extensive than we thought. In 2010, the Torres Strait Regional Authority partnered with scientists at Fisheries Queensland to conduct the first seagrass survey of far western Torres Strait. This survey discovered that this very remote region supported the largest continuous seagrass bed in Australia. My group subsequently extended our aerial survey of Torres Strait to cover this area and established that it also supports a sizable dugong population."

Helene Marsh Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science at James Cook University: "Dugongs are safer in Torres Strait than Townsville" in The Conversation 10 May 2013, 6.31am EST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/dugongs-are-safer-in-torres-strait-than-town...

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