The Friends of the Orphan Schools, St John's Park Precinct was formed in December 2007 under the umbrella of the National Trust in Tasmania to highlight the importance of this significant heritage site and ensure its preservation and conservation.
The group aims to:
- Raise awareness of the historical, architectural, social, cultural and archaeological significance of the precinct and the need for conservation
- Conduct and support research into the history and heritage significance of the site
- Encourage the development of a Conservation Management Plan
- Successfully list the precinct on the National Heritage Register as a place of "outstanding heritage value to the Nation."