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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 for the Queanbeyan- Palerang Council to plant trees which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant trees at various locations, install commemorative plaques and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the local environment and support native wildlife.

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.  

Queanbeyan Landcare's proposal for a Street Beautification Project at Fernleigh Park focussed on increasing the density of existing roadside plantings in Fernleigh. The planting took place on Sunday 23 October with details and photos of this event in the section, 

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council also organized a planting for this event. It was held on Sunday 6 November 2022 at Garryowen Park where 400 trees were planted. 

The formal commemorative event for both plantings was held at Garryowen Park. The ceremony, held on Friday 25 November 2022 included the unveiling of a plaque which is secured to a rock at the site entrance and the planting of a Grevillea.

A plaque for the site at Fernleigh was also presented and can be found attached to the Community Centre.

The Honorable Kristy McBain MP, Nicole Overall MP, Kenrick Winchester (mayor of QPRC), Esma Livermore (Deputy Mayor), members of QPRC and Queanbeyan Landcare and local residents attended. Kristy McBain and Esma Livermore spoke. Refreshments served included a Jubilee cake made by a local business.
queanbeyanlandcare.org.au, 2022 Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Planting. 



Address:Canberra Avenue, Garryowen Park, Queanbeyan West, 2620
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.353848
Long: 149.212721
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:Sunday 6th November, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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