Greenhithe Residents Association
The Greenhithe Residents Association is a community group that focuses on the interests of Greenhithe. Through the original Hall Association, it’s roots can be traced back just over 100 years. In 2002 the Hall Committee and the Residents and Ratepayers Association merged to become a single organisation. In 2016 the name of the organisation was simplified to the Greenhithe Residents Association.
The Association is run by a committee of 13 residents and supports the needs and interests of the community.It has two major areas of interest.
1. To maintain and lease to the community our two community halls – there’s a big upgrade due on the main building in 2017.
2. To build and improve the infrastructure and security of Greenhithe.
The Association owns both the Greenhithe Community Hall and the Old School Building. It is responsible for the upkeep of these building and for generating revenue from them in order for them to continue at the heart of our community, in providing a place for local residents and groups to meet.
Since the formation of the wider Auckland Council, the Greenhithe Residents Association has also taken on responsibility for being the voice of our community within dealing with both Local Board and Council. They work as a pressure group to ensure the best interests of the community are well served and that the Council maintains our roads, pavements and public areas appropriately.
In 2015, the GRA had a great deal of success in ensuring that Auckland Council upgraded Tauhinu Road, and then continued to work with the Council on cycleway additions to Upper Harbour Drive. Other important projects include:
- Roading around the Greenhithe School, Churchhouse Road, Roland Road, Tauhinu Road
- Parking bays off Greenhithe Road
- Roundabout plantings
- Greenhithe Skate Park
- Various road repairs
- Parks and parks furniture
- Road safety
- Waste water reticulation
- Protesting against Whenuapai Airport expansion
- Village signs
- Neighboorhood support
- Reviewing Council consents and their deviation from regulations
Last year, the GRA put pressure on the council to add a no parking zone by the Skate Park, in order to create a safer environment for our kids. After 6 months of discussion, this was implemented.
Future projects include:
- Upper Harbour/Albany Intersection
- Collins Park to Sunnyview Road footpath
- Rame Road Upgrade
- Parks footpath upgrades
We work with, and are grateful to, Harcourts Cooper and Co for their assistance in managing the bookings for both our community buildings.
Key Committee Members:
Brian Carran | Chairman
021 372 514
Trish Cassone | Deputy Chairman
021 809 860
Christopher Deane | Deputy Chairman
022 376 9656
Elaine Utting | Treasurer
027 486 1023
Ivy Lu | Secretary
021 247 6762
We are always looking for new members to help us in our work. Membership costs just $20 a year ( the price of a round of coffees) but goes a long way towards helping us to continue to put pressure on Auckland Council to upgrade our roads, pavements and public spaces. We are blessed to live in an amazing community. Help us to ensure it continues to be an amazing place to live.
To join the association, simply click on membership in the menu, or click here.