Birkdale and Beach Haven

The Shore Action team has led the Kaipātiki Local Board for the last three years and has delivered an unprecedented number of projects, initiatives and events for our community, including:

  • Planning for building a connection between Shepherds Park and Tui Park, as part of a wider Beach Haven coastal walkway connecting to both the Bayview Coastal Walkway and Eskdale Reserve Network (public consultation on options coming).
  • Full coverage shade sails installed over playgrounds at Shepherds Park and Inwards Reserve.
  • Saved Frank Larking’s playboat from being scrapped, and repurposed it as a land-based play item at Larking’s Landing Reserve.
  • Closed Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve to prevent spread of kauri dieback disease to other parks.
  • New playground at Lysander Reserve, with design chosen after consulting with the community.
  • Approved funding and design for rebuilding the Beach Haven recreational wharf.
  • Endorsed the Beach Haven Marae proposal for Shepherds Park to proceed to resource consent stage.
  • Began long-overdue programme of track upgrades in Eskdale Reserve Network.
  • Committed to rebuilding the hall and Kauri Kids building at 134/136 Birkdale Road (scope and designs underway).
  • Funded a replacement “green benchmark” building for Kaipātiki Project at Lauderdale Reserve (detailed design underway).
  • Track, path and bridge upgrades at Ridgewood Reserve and Rangatira Reserve.
  • Installed new playground equipment at Tui Park.
  • Funded bleacher seating in partnership with Birkenhead United Football (2019/20).
  • Installing bicycle repair station at Shepherds Park (October 2019).
  • New entrance signage installed at Shepherds Park and Opaketai Beach Haven Garden.
  • Industrial pollution prevention programme in Bay Park industrial area to help protect our waterways.
  • Installed street-to-street walkway signage throughout Birkdale.
  • New playground with shadesails at 136 Birkdale Road.
  • Funded upgrade of Kauri Park School crossing on Rangatria Rd.
  • Funded road safety improvements, including pedestrian refuge crossing on Rangatira Road outside Lysander Reserve, safety improvements around pony club on Eskdale Road, and “SLOW” markings at pedestrian crossings outside Beach Haven School, Birkdale Intermediate School, Birkdale North School and Birkdale Primary School.
  • New seawalls at Island Bay Reserve and Rosecamp Foreshore Reserve.