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.
Little Shoal Bay Beach, Reserve and Coastline Clean-up 2018
The 40th annual Little Shoal Bay and surrounding beaches and reserves coastal clean-up was held on 02 December.
We would like to thank the 40+ volunteers who collected more than 35 bags of rubbish. It was good to meet many new faces and to see people who enjoy the bay but don’t live in the area turn up to help with this cleanup.
We would also like to thank our sponsors. First and foremost a big THANK YOU to the management team at the Northcote Tavern who have been generous sponsors of this event for as long as anyone can remember. We also acknowledge and thank New World Birkenhead for their involvement in recent years. And also thank Auckland Council who provide the disposable gloves and rubbish bags.
Event arranged by the Birkenhead Residents Association and Little Shoal Bay Protection Society; supporters include Birkenhead Sea Scouts, Hinemoa Park Placemaking group, Beyond the Fence, Willow Bay & Needles Eye group and Le Roys Bush Management Committee.
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.