Sun. May 26th, 2024

Brand new trees have been planted around the upgraded Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Moree as part of a tribute to the dedicated service of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over her 70-year reign.

The new trees were funded under the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program. State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton were among the dignitaries at the official opening of the refurbished PCYC Moree and had the honour of planting one of the trees in commemoration of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“I’m pleased to be here today to plant one of the trees funded under the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program,” Mr Coulton said.

“This program has enabled communities across the Parkes electorate to plant many saplings which we hope will become established trees to be enjoyed well into the future. Not only will these trees enhance the look of the new PCYC facilities in Moree, but they are a fantastic way to honour the legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“The new trees at Moree PCYC will eventually provide fruit and shade to those who use these facilities, and I look forward to seeing these young trees grow stronger each year.”

PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said the reopening of the Moree facility marks an exciting milestone for the community.

“As a youth charity, PCYC NSW has been serving communities across NSW and we are excited to re-open the upgraded Moree PCYC today,” Mr Teakle said.

“It is a wonderful space with upgrades to many of the facilities, as well as covering our life-changing programs, social resilience, and educational needs for the community in which we serve.

“Along with the functional building upgrades, the planting of 30 new native and fruit trees around the club thanks to the Queen’s Jubilee program, will promote health and social wellbeing by removing air pollution, reducing stress, encouraging physical activity and lastly, creating a beautiful environment for the community.”

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