Queen Elizabeth II Platinum JubileePrint Page Print this page

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 $10,800 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant fruit and native trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will create sustainable food sources and encourage student participation.

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 we officially opened our Queens Jubilee Tree Planting Project which was funded from a $10 800 grant from the Federal Government in recognition of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II who reached the Platinum Jubilee milestone in June 2022 and passed away on 8 September 2022.

Over the past 6 months our students, staff, P&C and community have conceived, planned and actualised a project which includes both a boomerang and serpent shaped garden which incorporates trees and shrubs native to our local area. These trees and shrubs have particular significance to the First Nations people of our local community and will provide an important learning opportunity for students. Our project also include an area which includes a host exotic fruit trees from a number of cultures represented in our school.

Lastly, our Queen’s Jubilee Tree planting project includes a number of garden beds with herbs and vegetables which will service our breakfast club tucker each Tuesday to Thursday morning. Keep an eye on channel 7 local news on Friday evening for a special story on our Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting project. Big “shout out” to Mrs Cousen, Mrs Stephens and Mr McGuire who have been instrumental in the establishment of this project.
Facebook, Mackay West State School. 2 December 2022.



Address:Pinder Street, Mackay West State School, West Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.152422
Long: 149.161715
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


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 2nd December, 2022
Front Inscription
Trees planted 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
This project takes place on Yuwibara Country.
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design