Birkenhead Residents Association Inc

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Beach Clean Up December 08 2019

In conjunction with the Little Shoal Bay Protection Society and the ‘Friends of Le Roy’s Bush’, we are holding the 41st annual beach clean up on 08 December 2019, 10:30 am to 1 pm.

The beach clean up includes the coastline from Fisherman’s Wharf through to Chelsea Bay and all reserves and parks in between.

Meet beside the Sea Scout hall to collect a rubbish bag and gloves. Please wear suitable clothing, especially footwear – which, depending on the weather and where you go, can sometimes get very dirty.

We will have a wash station set up with soap, water, and hand sanitizer.

There is a secondary meeting point beside the archway to Hinemoa Park – please let us know if you plan to meet here to collect rubbish around Hinemoa Park and the coastline around to Chelsea Bay.

Then join us, post clean-up, for BBQ and drinks – enjoy some social time!

Sponsors: New World Birkenhead, Auckland Council, Northcote Tavern.

About The Birkenhead Residents Association

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.

Photo Credits:

Turbulent Skies Over Birkenhead Shops‘ by Rob Jenkinson
City view from the Chelsea Sugar Factory‘ by Linfan Dong
Pump Track‘ by Kelly Vivian

These photos are from the Birkenhead Photo Competition 2019