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Step 5 - Community engagement

The community must have confidence this high-value resource is being managed responsibly and reinforced with effective legislation. This industry is represented largely by stakeholders in remote and regional areas and not always in general view of the broader community. A better understanding of the native sandalwood industry can help educate the wider community on its importance and benefits.


  • The Forest Products Commission will develop outreach programs to promote farm forestry for Western Australian sandalwood and provide access to industry knowledge and know-how. 
  • Educational materials will be created for use in schools and at Natural Resource Management forums. 
  • The Forest Products Commission will work with Aboriginal groups to collect seed for the Sandalwood Dreaming project, a sustainable harvesting and regeneration initiative.

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