The objects of the Trust are:
- to encourage and support restoration and rehabilitation projects in both the public and the private sectors that will, or are likely to, prevent or reduce pollution, the waste stream or environmental degradation of any kind, within any part of New South Wales
- to promote research in both the public and private sectors into environmental problems of any kind and, in particular, to encourage and support: (i) research into and development of local solutions to environmental problems; (ii) discovery of new methods of operation for New South Wales industries that are less harmful to the environment; (iii) research into general environmental problems, and (iv) assessment of environmental degradation
- to promote environmental education and, in particular, to encourage the development of educational programs in both the public and the private sectors that will increase public awareness of environmental issues of any kind
- to fund the acquisition of land for national parks and other categories of dedicated and reserved land for the national parks estate.