Seven car parks are worth more than $1 million say business owners on Auckland’s North Shore

Business owners in Auckland’s North Shore would rather turn away Birkenhead’s $1 million upgrade, than lose seven car parks. Kaipatiki Local Board voted on a design for the Birkenhead’s Highbury Corner upgrades at the April 19 board meeting. The contentious plans to upgrade the area around the main roundabout, will shave seven car parks from […]

Panoramic viewing platform opens in Birkenhead

Construction has finished on the split-level viewing platform in the heart of North Shore’s Birkenhead, offering panoramic views of Le Roys Bush, Auckland City, and Rangitoto. Kaimataara ō Wai Manawa held an opening event on September 3, which drew in a large crowd of local board members, councillors and community families. A few finishing touches […]

High-rise plan revised

Highbury high-rise plans have been sent back to the drawing board. A more integrated approach to planning the future of the town centre has followed a council decision on May 24 which was supported by the Kaipatiki Local Board. Auckland Council regional development and operations committee agreed to withdraw the former North Shore City Council’s […]

Have a say on shopping centre

North Shore City Council is seeking public feedback on its $4 million makeover plans for Highbury Shopping Centre in Birkenhead. Council principal planner urban design John Stenberg says the project aims to make the centre more vibrant, pleasant and more user-friendly for pedestrians and shoppers. It is at the initial concept design stage and the […]