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Environmental Trust Act 1998 No 82
Current version for 15 January 2016 to date (accessed 24 April 2017 at 01:55)
Part 2 Section 7
7   Objects of Trust
The objects of the Trust are as follows:
(a)  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,
(b)  to promote research in both the public and the 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, and
(ii)  discovery of new methods of operation for New South Wales industries that are less harmful to the environment, and
(iii)  research into general environmental problems, and
(iv)  assessment of environmental degradation,
(c)  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,
(d)  to fund the acquisition of land for national parks and other categories of dedicated and reserved land for the national parks estate,
(e)  to fund the declaration of areas for marine parks and for related purposes,
(f)  to promote waste avoidance, resource recovery and waste management (including funding enforcement and regulation and local government programs),
(g)  to fund environmental community groups,
(h)  to fund the purchase of water entitlements for the purposes of increasing environmental flows for the State‚Äôs rivers and restoring or rehabilitating major wetlands.