Our Aboriginal engagement vision is to deliver healthy forests and communities through collaborative First Nations relationships to create Aboriginal economic development opportunities in the timber industry. Sandalwood is a significant component of the State’s timber industry and occurs throughout traditional Aboriginal lands. Aboriginal peoples from the Western deserts to the coast have a holistic connection to sandalwood in culture, healing and sustenance.
Sandalwood Dreaming is an initiative of our Reconciliation Action Plan to engage Aboriginal owned businesses and traditional owners to plant sandalwood seeds and harvest dead sandalwood as part of our sustainable harvesting operations. It aims to continue the ancient Western Australian sandalwood story by providing economic opportunity today and regenerating the sandalwood resource for generations of traditional owners to come.