The Sanctuary has a predator proof fence in place and provides habitat for a number of threatened and rare plant and animal species and reintroduced native species once extinct from mainland Australia.

The Concept Plan guides the protection of the natural and cultural values of the Sanctuary into the future, while at the same time welcoming ACT residents and interstate and overseas visitors to experience for themselves a typical Australian box-gum grassy woodland habitat as its wildlife recovers from the impacts of farming and clearing. “At the core of the plan is a very simple idea: the more people experience, connect with, and share their love for nature, the more support there will be for its conservation”, said Penny Spoelder, the Project Director. “The plan sets the vision and overarching principles for management of the Sanctuary with this idea always in mind”.

The Concept Plan will be finalised in September 2016.