Planting trees to honour Queen

Community organisations will have the opportunity to access funding to plant trees as part of celebrations to honour Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her Platinum Jubilee.

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace welcomed the opportunity for local community groups to play a part in the nationwide ‘Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program’.

“Eligible groups and organisations in Fisher here on the Sunshine Coast are invited to contact my office to discuss potential projects for nomination for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth,” Mr Wallace said.

“Planting regionally-appropriate species that enhance the tree canopy will help preserve the unique Sunshine Coast environment and protect the natural paradise that we are so fortunate to live in.

Grants from $2,500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations with each federal electorate eligible to receive up to $100,000 for up to 10 projects.

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.

Image: Andrew Wallace planting a tree with the Mooloolah River Landcare group.