National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 17:18)
Part 1 Section 2A
2A   Objects of Act
(1)  The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a)  the conservation of nature, including, but not limited to, the conservation of:
(i)  habitat, ecosystems and ecosystem processes, and
(ii)  biological diversity at the community, species and genetic levels, and
(iii)  landforms of significance, including geological features and processes, and
(iv)  landscapes and natural features of significance including wilderness and wild rivers,
(b)  the conservation of objects, places or features (including biological diversity) of cultural value within the landscape, including, but not limited to:
(i)  places, objects and features of significance to Aboriginal people, and
(ii)  places of social value to the people of New South Wales, and
(iii)  places of historic, architectural or scientific significance,
(c)  fostering public appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of nature and cultural heritage and their conservation,
(d)  providing for the management of land reserved under this Act in accordance with the management principles applicable for each type of reservation.
(2)  The objects of this Act are to be achieved by applying the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
(3)  In carrying out functions under this Act, the Minister, the Chief Executive and the Service are to give effect to the following:
(a)  the objects of this Act,
(b)  the public interest in the protection of the values for which land is reserved under this Act and the appropriate management of those lands.