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PLANTING TREES FOR THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE

Nominations are now open across the Corangamite electorate for tree-planting funds as part of the commemorative recognition of the Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

This national program aims to raise awareness of the Jubilee milestone and improve the nation’s environment by increasing the tree canopy.

Up to $100,000 of funding is available in the Corangamite electorate. Grant amounts ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for projects that:

  • Plant regionally appropriate trees with an eventual mature height of two metres or more in a long-term position;
  • Conduct a formal commemorative event in association with the plantings; and
  • Install a Queen’s Jubilee plaque/sign.

Projects must be completed by November 2023 and a formal commemorative event must be held before the end of 2022.

The range of eligible entities is broad and includes (but is not limited to): incorporated not-for-profit community and environmental groups, schools and P&Cs, and local government. Please check 3.8 of the guidelines to determine your entity’s eligibility. Guidelines can be viewed here.

Expression of Interest forms can be downloaded by clicking here – PTQJ Expression of Interest Form

Please email your completed form to [email protected] or mail it to 26/500-540 Torquay Road Armstrong Creek VIC 3217 by no later than 5pm, Friday 25 March 2022.

A Community Advisory Committee will then identify which proposals will be formally invited to submit a full and detailed application to the Department for final approval.

If you have any questions, please contact my office on 03 5261 7683.