Birkenhead Residents Association

Birkenhead Residents Association

Heritage – Community – Environment

Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Concept Plans have been applied successfully in a number of areas of Auckland in recent years. Examples include Milford and Kumeu. In every case, the success of the concept planning is the result of...

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As you may guess, the Birkenhead Residents Association Inc is a volunteer based organisation. But not all things are available for free. Whilst most of the Association's efforts involve the voluntary contribution of time and...

About: Birkenhead Residents Association

Heritage - Community - Environment The Birkenhead Residents Association is proud to represent the community of Birkenhead and promote the retention and enhancement of its unique spirit and character. The association is non-political and strives...

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The Birkenhead Residents Association is proud to represent the community of Birkenhead and promote the retention and enhancement of its unique spirit and character.

The association is non-political and strives to represent the interests of the wider community. The creation of the new “Super City” has made the role of community groups more vital to ensure that the local voice can still be heard.  Read more about the vision of the Birkenhead Residents Association 

Birkenhead to Auckland FerryLocated just 8 kilometres from Auckland’s city centre, Birkenhead is known for its beautiful scenery, relaxed, family-friendly environment and bustling village centre. Once the site of ancient Kauri forests, Birkenhead is steeped in history and still retains the largest expanse of native bush on the North Shore.

Local parks, bush walks and beaches provide ample space to play and explore, while the historic village centre offers everything you need with great cafés and shops.

Popular with families, a number of well-regarded schools are close at hand and a calendar of community events means there’s something for everyone in Birkenhead. Easily accessed by car, bus or ferry, its proximity to the city is one of the many things locals value.

Our Community’s Aspirations For The Development Of Birkenhead Include:

community’s aspirationsViews and open aspect – Protect openness, expansiveness, sunlight and views of city, sea and bush

Village feel – Create a sense of place and community where people can live, work, shop and play; in which they feel a sense of belonging and safety

Bush + green space – Protect and enhance bush and urban green spaces; while promoting eco-development.

Quality built environment – Reflect Birkenhead’s character, heritage and diversity through high standards of design

Connectivity and flow – Create connections and support walkability between spaces; provide and enable all transport modes

GET INVOLVED

Residents and visitors value Birkenhead’s unique character. The Birkenhead Resident’s Association is a voice for the community, advocating for the retention and enhancement of the suburb’s character and spirit to support the community’s aspirations.

Residents contact us to find out more about living in this community. Join the Association to add your voice – be an active part of the community.

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Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

Birkenhead Neighbourhood PlanNeighbourhood Concept Plans have been applied successfully in a number of areas of Auckland in recent years. Examples include Milford and Kumeu.

In every case, the success of the concept planning is the result of contribution by all key stakeholder groups, such as community individuals and organisations, local businesses, Local Board and Council organisations.

 Click here ==> to view the most recent version of the Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

Purpose of The Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

The purpose is to:

  • Create a community-led vision
  • Develop principles and concepts based on community feedback as a focus for discussion
  • Advocate for the communities’ aspirations with stakeholders who create and manage our built environment
  • Represent community’s wishes in future spatial planning

It has also led to a number of ideas and initiatives for enhancing the community in ways that deliver the vision.  Join the ongoing discussion at https://www.facebook.com/BirkenheadNeighbourhoodPlan/

Scope of Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

The Birkenhead Residents Association has a wide membership and takes an interest in local planning matters for the area south and east of Birkdale, south of Glenfield and west of Northcote.  In all, over 900 people in the community participated or had the opportunity to participate and provide their input through workshops, events, online dialogue and social media

In addition to considering residential and recreational land, the scope of the community led planning exercise focused on the wider Birkenhead neighbourhood, including:

    • The Birkenhead /Highbury Town Centre
    • Chelsea Refinery land and surrounding reserve
    • Chatswood commercial area
    • War Memorial Park
    • The shopping and business areas along Hinemoa St and our “maritime gateway” at Birkenhead Wharf.

 Click here ==> to view the most recent version of the Birkenhead Neighbourhood Plan

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About: Birkenhead Residents Association

Heritage – Community – Environment

The Birkenhead Residents Association is proud to represent the community of Birkenhead and promote the retention and enhancement of its unique spirit and character.

The association is non-political and strives to represent the interests of the wider community. The creation of the new “Super City” will make the role of community groups more vital to ensure that local voice can still be heard.

The Birkenhead Residents Association vision and mission:

Vision:
Our vision is ‘for Birkenhead to be a thriving community with a strong friendly spirit, remaining an environment in which people enjoy living and working’

Mission:
We will be a voice for Birkenhead, advocating for its residents best interests. We support residents and encouraging community engagement.

Our Values

Community
Being friendly, inclusive and supportive as well as celebrating the strength of our diverse community spirit.

Environment
Respecting and enjoying our environment with its unique mix of bush and harbor; promoting protection of this unique natural heritage.

Heritage
Being proud of our rich local history and stories; protecting the built heritage that reflects these while supporting the development of new stories.

Committee philosophy and style:

  • Constructive collaborative engagement
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Keep our focus on the outcome we want for residents.

Financial Help:

If you would like to help financially, you can do so by becoming a Financial Member, for as little as $10.00 AND/or make a donation – THANK YOU.

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