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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 $20,000 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 enhance the tree canopy and reduce urban heat effects.

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.  

The Kogarah Bay Progress Association last week hosted three 'Turning of the First Sod' tree planting ceremonies in commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee of the late Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

On Thursday, 17 November the 'Turning of the First Sod' ceremony took place at Terry Street Reserve, Blakehurst by Mr Coleman who was joined by Georges River Council Deputy Mayor Kathryn Landsberry and Councillors Sam Elmir, Natalie Mort and Peter Mahoney.

Kogarah Bay Progress Association president, Jeff Powys welcomed them and thanked them for their participation in the ceremony to honour Her Majesty and her life's achievements". "Terry Street Reserve is a beautiful spot for families in the local area to enjoy. The tree planting program will further improve the Reserve for residents., It's a great initiative by the Kogarah Bay Progress Association", Mr Coleman said

The Association was successful in receiving Federal Government funding via Federal Member for Cook, Scott Morrison, Member for Banks, David Coleman Member for Barton, Linda Burney MP, which encompasses the Georges River Local Government Area, as part of the Planting Trees for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Program.

This was followed by a second ceremony at Carss Bush Park on the same day where KBPA president, Jeff Powys welcomed the Federal Member for Cook, Scott Morrison who performed the 'Turning of the First Sod', along with Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris.

Members of the Kogarah Bay Progress Association were also in attendance.

Mr Morrison said " As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Planting program rolls out across the country it is now made even more significant, as we celebrate Her Majesty's incredible life of service, and more recently, commemorate her passing
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader (NSW), 28 November 2022.





Address:Carwar Avenue, Carss Bush Park, Carss Park, 2221
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.989415
Long: 151.118724
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:Thursday 17th November, 2022
Source: MA
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