Friends of Willunga Basin is a not for profit group dedicated to preserving the environment, agricultural land use, biodiversity, beauty and significant heritage values of the Willunga Basin region.  We oppose urban sprawl and fight for good planning and environmental protection.



We have taken on a responsibility to ensure that the Willunga Basin is not overcome with urban sprawl and unsustainable development. You can read below about our main objectives,  the principal tasks ahead and some of our current activities.


FOWB Celebrate the passing of the McLaren Vale Character Preservation Act that now gives far more confidence of long term protection - however nothing but the vigilance of continued community vision can maintain the necessary protection.


Friends of Willunga Basin is a full member of the Conservation Council of South Australia, an affiliate of the Willunga Environment Centre, a member of the Southern Community Coalition and is well respected by Local and State Government agencies.



Main Objectives

  • Protection of the local environment
  • Defending the region from urban sprawl and inappropriate development
  • Retain and enhance natural and heritage assets, restore damaged ecosystems
  • Plan for climate change and a future of oil scarcity
  • Encourage sound planning, challenge poor planning decisions
  • Retain agriculture as the primary land use within the Protection District
  • Promote sustainable lifestyles

If you live in this area because you love it and wish to see it preserved, please join us to provide the active support, political credibility and funds to achieve our aims. 

If you have questions please contact us for answers.


We live in a very wonderful area - let us keep it that way with the support of many members!