/Urban Design

Willunga Mainstreet Project

WAX Design were asked to engage with the community and create an innovative urban design for the Main Road and High Street, which will deliver a new public realm while maintaining the unique character of the town of Willunga.


The project represents over a decade of negotiations between the local community and the City of Onkaparinga.

WAX carefully worked with key stakeholders to understand the site context as well as the potential of Willunga’s mainstreets. Combining historical analysis, contemporary design references, and green infrastructure principles, WAX have redesigned the mainstreet to meet the practical requirements of the project while embedding an array of historic and contemporary narratives.

The designs proposed by WAX have provided confidence for both council and community to move forward with the project after many years.



  • 2018 - AILA SA Award of Excellence (Cultural Heritage)
  • 2018 - AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award (Urban Design)

Photography by Dan Schultz, Sweet Lime Photo

  • Location: Willunga SA
  • Project: Urban Design
  • Collaborators: Mulloway Studio, SMEC, Lucid Consulting Aust, Infraplan, Design Flow, Lucas Robins, Westly Tully, Jason Balmer, National H Trust