David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$10,000 for Queen’s Jubilee tree planting in Longreach

June 9, 2022

Community-based tree planting in Longreach received a $10,000 boost this week with the announcement of successful recipients under the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee program.

The Longreach Show Society received a $10,000 grant for their Avenue of Honour for Her Majesty project. The Show Society will plant an avenue of trees along the eastern driveway and entrance of the Longreach Showgrounds, and then mark the occasion with a community commemorative event.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that in total, almost $100,000 will be shared across the Maranoa electorate to mark the Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

“During Her 70 years of service, The Queen has visited Australia on 16 occasions, often planting trees at community events and ceremonies as a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee program creates a tree planting legacy across the nation for Australians to enjoy and increases the area of tree canopy in our communities, in celebration of Her Majesty’s Jubilee.”

The Queen is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout Her reign.

Ten projects in the Maranoa electorate received funding to plant trees which will help to beautify townships, provide shade for locals and visitors, and improve liveability in the region, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.