The Beach Haven Placemaking community project began in February 2010 following a workshop initiated by the Birkenhead Northcote Community Board and the North Shore City Council (NSCC). Hosted by social Innovator David Engwicht, locals were invited to explore ideas on ways to improve and enhance the Beach Haven centre. The workshop provided clear direction to proceed with a theme reflecting our harbour side location, including the wharf and the holiday history of the area. Key areas were identified during the workshop, including:
Entries or gateways to Beach Haven on Rangatira road and Beach Haven Road
A central square at the junction of Sunnyhaven and Rangatira roads
Development of the roundabout at the end of Rangatira road.
The Beach Haven Placemaking Group has worked alongside the Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, the Kaipatiki Local Board and members of the community to further these goals.