We are excited to inform you that the Port Willunga North Coast Park has been allocated funding by the State Government in the 2020/21 round of the Open Spaces and Places for People Grants.

The next phase of the project will involve further engagement with key stakeholders to inform further development of the technical designs. This includes engagement with the Kaurna community to create a pathway that is sensitive to the intrinsic cultural environment in this important landscape.


The Port Willunga North Coast Park forms part of the state government's Coast Park vision for Greater Adelaide, to develop a coastal linear park including a 70km shared use path from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. To learn more about each section, including proposed timeframes for construction, please view the Coast Park Plan 2019.

The Port Willunga North segment (from Maslin Unclad Beach car park to Port Willunga foreshore car park) was identified as a priority action to commence planning and design in 2019-20. This segment contributes to 2.8km of Coast Park. Formalising this segment of Coast Park will provide a considerable tourist draw-card, attracting visitors to the spectacular coastline. The improved access, facilities and reserves in Port Willunga, will also generate significant community benefit through improved recreation opportunities.

Concept Plan

The concept plan for the Port Willunga North Coast Park (Coastal Trail) identifies improvements to access, cliff stabilisation and wayfinding, whilst also balancing the protection of sensitive cultural and environmental sites.

The concept plan shows the alignment of a shared-use path that follows a number of well used informal paths and new crossing points at Willunga Creek and Chinaman Gully. The new locations will improve the protection of these sensitive cultural and environmental sites.

Port Willunga is an area of significant Aboriginal heritage. We look forward to working with the Kaurna community to incorporate Kaurna cultural aspects in how this important project is delivered in this special location. There is of course notable European heritage at Port Willunga too and we also look forward to working with the broader community on recognising this through the project.

Further Information

Community Engagement Outcomes

Hundreds of responses were received throughout the community engagement period and we thank the community for their considerable and practical feedback.

The feedback has been analysed and will be incorporated into the detail design. You can review the engagement report here.