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The avenue of Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum) trees were planted in honour of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledge her 70 years of service as Australia`s head of State.  A commemorative plaque was laid at the avenue on the 18th November 2022. The trees were planted with funding from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Program. 

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.  

Today, the Shire of Dandaragan officially unveiled its new commemorative plaque along the newly developed Roberts Street avenue of Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum) trees, planted in honour of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Braving unpredictable weather conditions, special guest, Federal Member for Durack, the Honourable Melissa Price MP, and Deputy Shire President, Cr Peter Scharf, both did the honours of unveiling the plaque after welcoming the small group of attendees to this special event.

Cr Scharf acknowledged the Yued people in his Welcome to Country and highlighted that no matter where anyone sits in the Republican vs Monarchist debate, Queen Elizabeth II's 70 year reign is a joyous achievement for all to recognise. Cr Scharf also thanked the Shire Operations staffs efforts in the delivery of the improved streetscape.

Ms Price acknowledged the former Morrison Government in recognising the need to celebrate the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 through the delivery of such projects across the whole of Australia to celebrate Her Majesty's significant contribution to public service. Ms Price also praised the Shire's project as exactly what was envisaged within the funding program and guidelines.

Thank you to all those Councillors, Shire staff, and local community members who attended this event and we look forward to seeing these trees continue to grow to create a worthy green canopy in years to come for future generations to enjoy.

This project received funding from the Australian Government's Planting Trees for the Queen's Jubilee Program.
Australian Department of the Environment and Energy Melissa Price MP


Address:Roberts Street, Western End, Jurien Bay , 6516
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.302933
Long: 115.038162
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1952
Actual Event End Date:06-February-2022


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th November, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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