By Julian Leeser
Last month we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years on the throne serving our country and the Commonwealth.
Her reign has outlasted 16 Australian Prime Ministers, 20 NSW Premiers, 14 US Presidents, and 67 Melbourne Cup winners.
She has been a constant in an ever-changing world. Her service is remarkable, and her timeless values of duty, service and responsibility are an inspiration to people across our community, our country, and the world. In recognition of this special occasion, community-based tree planting events will be held across Australia.
Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee will run over the next three years. The program will provide up to $15.1 million in grant funding to eligible groups and organisations for community-based tree planting events.
The program also intends to:
- increase community awareness and celebration of Her Majesty’s Jubilee
- create a legacy of tree plantings across the nation and
- increase and/or enhance the area of tree canopy.
Several projects will be funded in the Berowra Electorate ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.
The program will be community-led, giving groups the option of planting large shade trees in a school or civic centre, the chance to enhance a local park area or to commence a local greening project.
To be considered, projects must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.