Restore ecological processes
• To restore within the Sanctuary, woodland habitats and self-sustaining ecological processes that would have existed before European settlement.
Maintain a feral predator-free Sanctuary
• To maintain a Sanctuary that is free of introduced predators allowing the reintroduction of locally extinct native fauna species that are characteristic of box-gum grassy woodlands.
• To provide founder populations of such species for restoration projects elsewhere.
• To create a nationally significant, community-led conservation project where research and learning are integral to restoration actions and conservation management practices.
Research, education and participation
• To support and explain research into the ecology of woodlands including the scientific bases for woodland recovery and the reintroduction of locally extinct species.
• To facilitate, through education, recreation and tourism activities, changed attitudes and values towards natural environments, especially woodlands.
• To support participation by community groups and individuals in Sanctuary activities leading to ‘ownership’ of woodland environments by the wider community.
A catalyst for change
• To act as a catalyst for change in thinking and action towards conservation and restoration of box-gum grassy woodlands in the landscapes of the surrounding region.