The Rock Shelters and surrounding area contain unique landscape and ecological features. These features have significant cultural heritage and natural values.
Conservation considerations have informed the design of the proposed development. The Rock Shelter Complex and Quinzeh Creek have been designated as part of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 fauna corridor and environmental protection area.
Work within this area has included path restoration and community planting of native, local plants near the shelters supported by the Traditional Owners.
Traditional Owner Leighlan Masso planting native shrubs around the Rock Shelters in 2021.