Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has selflessly served the Commonwealth for an extraordinary 70 years.

“During this time, The Queen has visited Australia on 16 occasions, and on many of these visits has planted trees at community events and ceremonies—leaving a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities. In fact, The Queen is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout Her reign,“ Mr Pasin said.

“In honour of this historic milestone the Australian Government has launched the first of its official tributes, a nation-wide Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.”

“This program will increase community awareness and celebration of Her Majesty’s jubilee and create a legacy of tree plantings right across our nation for Australians to enjoy and honour her memory.”

“I’m inviting community organisations, schools, and local councils to mark the Jubilee and apply for funding under this new program.”

“Please contact my office for more information on how to apply.” Mr Pasin said.

The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.

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.

Projects that are suitable must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally‑appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.

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