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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.

Wagga Wagga Shire Council received funding of $8,895 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant mature trees at two parks, install commemorative signs and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will reduce urban heat effects and enhance community well-being.

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.  

A plaque has been unveiled and trees planted in Ashmont to commemorate the dedicated service of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Commonwealth over the past 70 years.

Wagga Wagga City Council was successful in receiving grant funding from the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program to plant 27 mature trees within two Council parks in Ashmont – Jack Misson Oval and Crisp Street Park. The objective of the program is to commemorate Her Late Majesty’s Jubilee through community tree planting events across Australia.

Acting Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Jenny McKinnon and Wiradjuri and First Nations Elder Aunty Mary Atkinson joined students from Ashmont Public School for the plaque unveiling and tree planting ceremony at Jack Misson Oval on Friday 16 September 2022. Aunty Mary Atkinson presented the Welcome to Country before one minute’s silence was observed in honour of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen’s reign spanned 70 years, leaving a significant legacy across the Commonwealth that will continue into the future,” Cr McKinnon said. “Planting trees is a simple gesture, but one that can also have a lasting legacy, in honouring Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. These trees will provide our community with a shady and inviting place to gather together, as well as increasing habitat for local wildlife for decades to come."

To acknowledge Her Late Majesty’s 70 years of service, a group of students from Ashmont Public School shared their hopes and dreams for the future. Each student took turns in reading their submissions and dropping their piece of paper into the hole dug for the tree planting.

This project is jointly funded through Wagga Wagga City Council and the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.
City Of Wagga Wagga, 16th September 2022. 



Address:Crisp Drive, Crisp Drive Park, Ashmont, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.129717
Long: 147.324616
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2022
Source: MA
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