Eligible groups and organisations in Wright are invited to apply for funding to deliver tree planting projects across the Lockyer Valley to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said the Australian Government was providing grant funding to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.
“I am calling on local schools and community groups to contact my office to discuss potential projects for nomination for funding.
“I have seen the firsthand the great work of local groups on improving our environment, such as the removal of weeds and flora pests by the Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc in the Heifer Creek catchment and Cedar Grove Landcare working to fix erosion.
“Working together, I am excited to hear about the projects we can deliver to improve our local environment, land management, and of course plant trees in commemoration of this special occasion in history.
“The guidelines are now available, and I look forward to seeing project proposals. I would urge applicants to consider the eligible and ineligible activity before applying, with grants available between $2,500 and $20,000,” Mr Buchholz said.
The Queen has visited Australia on 16 occasions, and on many of these visits has planted trees at community events and ceremonies—leaving a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities. In fact, The Queen is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout Her reign.
Mr Buchholz said the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.
“This is a great opportunity for our community, particularly for younger people and local groups to play a part in the celebrations and deliver a lasting benefit for the region.
“In Wright, we will have $100,000 in funding for 10 projects,” Mr Buchholz said.
Projects that are suitable must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally‑appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.
For more information and for how to get involved visit: https://business.gov.au/ptqj