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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.

23 trees were planted at Waratah South Reserve, Doveton.  

Doveton Eumemmerring Township Association Inc (DETA) received funding of $20,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant trees at a number of reserves, install commemorative plaques and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will increase the tree canopy and enhance community well-being and enjoyment of the local environment.

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 Doveton and Eumemmerring Township Association is planting 95 new trees across five public park areas. The trees are expected to grow well over two metres once mature which will help offset the loss of green space on private property.

DETA received a $20,000 grant from the federal government as part of the ‘Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program’ run earlier in 2022.

It comes after community members raised concerns about the loss of tree canopy as urban development continues around Doveton with the project due to finish ahead of summer.

Trees were selected to be fitting to Doveton’s history, matching its flora and fauna named streets including the planting of Jacarandas, Red Gums, Myrtles, Sheaoks and Bottlebrushes.

DETA and Casey Council will work closely to maintain the trees and both liaised to identify and approve the following suitable sites:

Baden Powell Reserve, Doveton – 35 trees
Waratah South Reserve, Doveton – 23 trees
Redfern Reserve, Eumemmerring -8 trees
Power Reserve, Doveton – 11 trees
John Pandazopoulos Hall, Doveton – 18 trees
Star Journal (Vic), 5 August 2022.




Address:Paperbark Street & Laurel Avenue, Waratah South Reserve, Doveton, 3177
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.992267
Long: 145.248639
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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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