David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$22,897 for Queen’s Jubilee tree plantings in Western Downs

June 9, 2022

Community-based tree planting across the Western Downs region received a $22,897 boost this week with the announcement of two successful recipients under the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee program.

Celebrating The Queen’s love of all things equine, the Miles and District Amateur Picnic Race Club will use their $17,647 grant to plant an avenue of Jacaranda trees, whilst the Glenmorgan community will plant shade trees at the “End of the Line” historic railway siding rest stop and picnic area, as well as at the local primary school, with their grant of $5,250.

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.