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The trees were planted, and a commemorative plaque unveiled, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee and acknowledge her 70 years of service as Australia`s Head of State.

The project received funding of $18,140 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant mature native trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will support the revegetation of the area and enhance the tree canopy.

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.  

Georges River Council recently planted a total of 18 trees at Spooner Park Beverley Park, Mary Street Dog Park Riverwood and Thorpe Park Hurstville. These trees were planted by Georges River Council to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

This project received funding from the Australian Government's Planting Trees for The Queen's Jubilee Program. Georges River Council acknowledges the Bidjigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which these trees are planted.

Commemorative events were held at each of the three sites. Representing each of the federal seats of the Georges River LGA.

In the Banks Electorate event held at Mary Street Dog Park, Riverwood, on Friday 18 November, Federal Member for Banks, Hon. David Coleman MP finalised the tree planting with the spreading of mulch with Mayor Nick Katris. Mr Coleman provided $18,140 in funding that was used for planting two Kurrajong trees (Brachychiton populneus trees), two Prickly Paperbark trees (Melaleuca styphelioides) and three Sydney Blue Gum trees (Eucalyptus saligna).

Also on Friday, the Federal Member for Barton, Hon. Linda Burney MP finalised the tree planting with the spreading of mulch at Thorpe Park, Hurstville. Ms Burney provided $9,980 to fund planting of the four locally native trees, being two Turpentine trees (Syncarpia glomulifera) and two Sydney Blue Gum trees (Eucalyptus saligna).

Mayor Katris finalised the tree planting with the spreading of mulch over seven locally native Eucalyptus trees planted at Spooner Park in Beverley Park. Federal Member for Cook, Hon Scott Morrison MP provided $18,140 in funding for the seven trees, two Prickly Paperbark trees (Melaleuca styphelioides), and five Sydney Blue Gum trees (Eucalyptus saligna) planted at the Cook electorate park.

The grant funds will also support additional tree maintenance for 16 weeks, after which time Council’s operational staff will continue maintenance.
Georges River Council, 28 November 2022. 




Address:Mary Street, Mary Street Dog Park, Riverwood, 2210
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.948645
Long: 151.045226
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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