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.
Located 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:
Views 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
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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Developers chat with us about the principles in this brochure and how we can work together to maintain and enhance Birkenhead.