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Plaque unveiled

for Queen’s Jubilee tree planting

A plaque at the site of a newly planted gum tree (Angophora Costata) recognising Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee has been unveiled by Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid and community members at Woy Woy Waterfront.

(L-R): Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford, Dr Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson, Lesley Harvey and community members celebrate the unveiling of the Queen's Jubilee Plaque at the Woy Woy Waterfront.

8 November 2022

 

MEMBERS from Peninsula Environment Group (PEG) and Grow Urban Shade Trees (GUST) were involved with securing grant funding through the Federal Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Program, where the project was successful in receiving $8,380.

 

Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid, said that it was a privilege to be able to unveil the plaque and congratulate members from Peninsula Environment Group and Grow Urban Shade Trees for their efforts undertaking this project.

 

“This was my first plaque unveiling since I was elected Member for Robertson and it was a privilege to do so in the year that Queen Elizabeth II, passed,” Dr Reid said.

 

“The tree and plaque look excellent gracing the foreshore of Woy Woy Waterfront and will bring much benefit to the community, who come to play, exercise, or simply enjoy a walk along the foreshore.”

 

Grow Urban Shade Tree’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Project Spokesperson, Ms Lesley Harvey, has provided more information about the project details.

 

“This new Angophora Costata or Sydney Red Gum was funded by the Australian Government to acknowledge the 70 years of service to Australia of the late Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II,” Ms Harvey said.

 

“It is a long-lived tree to add shade and amenity for the residents of the Peninsula for many years to come. Peninsula residents would be familiar with GUST's verge trees planted in boxes. Now on the beautiful Woy Woy foreshore, here is the Queen's tree in a sandstone box.”

 

Ms Harvey encouraged all residents to come by and enjoy the tree adjacent to the Woy Woy War Memorial on Brick Wharf Rd.

 

"GUST thanks Central Coast Council for helping bring this project to life and Dr Gordon Reid MP and Liesl Tesch MP for being a part of the plaque unveiling ceremony,” said Ms Harvey.

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