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Friends of Port Willunga

As a representative community group, Friends of Port Willunga is aware that in coming years the state government will continue to promote development in the area between Maslin Beach and Sellicks Hill.

Our goal is to be fully engaged in a process of strategic planning of the area, with the intention of creating viable and appropriate transitions between standard broadacre urban development and the existing farmland, historica townships and communites.

Key Objectives

To promote sensitive revegetation and the maintenance of passive open space for public use at the former Port Willunga Caravan Park site.

To promote a heritage walking rail at the Porrt Willunga foreshore that marks our Aboriginal and European heritage.

To promote preservation of the "Green Triangle" between Port Willunga and historic Aldinga as passive open space.

To promote local input in creating a Master Plan for future development that covers the area west of Main South Road from Maslin beach to Sellick Hill, in the context of the wider Willunga Basin.

To have as a guiding development principle (west of Main South Road), the idea of rural to urban transition, focusing on creating rural and vegetation buffers along Main South Road, preserving valuable and iconic open landscapes and views, and incorporating cluster (village-style) development.

On transport issues, to focus on a more viable transport service for this region in the immediate and midterm future, via improved feeder bus services from surrounding local areas to hte rail centre at Seaford.

To investigate and promote the idea of a Willunga Basin Protection Act and to support MLC Robert Brokenshire's bill that was introduced in the South Australian Parliament in February 2009.

To investigate the idea of a "Willunga Basin Foundation" as a charitable foundation for buying back and preserving farming land.

To support a proposed bid for World Heritage Status for the agricultural landscapes from Clare Valley to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Committee

The Friends of Port Willunga hold an Annual General Meeting in January, where a committee is elected to manage the activites of the group.

Members are kept informed of community issues as they develop via email and updates are posted on our Facebook page.

The recent AGM was held on Sunday 19th January 2020 in the Aldinga Institiute Hall, at which the current committee was elected.

     Chairperson Stephanie Johnston

     Secretary Jen Bratovic

     Treasurer Brian McPhee

     Lara Brett

     Karen Bubnalitic

     Meredith Hall

     Christine James

     Alex McCarthy

     David Milner