Improving Berhampore village

If you live in or have an interest in Berhampore, we’d like to hear your ideas for how we can improve Berhampore village.

The community has been saying for some time that Berhampore village is a special area and needs an upgrade. This also came through in feedback we received last year as part of engaging on Newtown Connections.

Developing a safe cycling network, including a direct route between the south coast and central city through Berhampore shopping area, creates an opportunity to make a village upgrade happen sooner.

To start the conversation, a first drop-in session was held at Berhampore Community Centre on 23 March.

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Berhampore village area

Berhampore village is on the busy transport and commuter route between the south coast and Newtown.

We’re starting by finding out what you value most about the area, what works and what doesn’t, and the kinds of changes that could be made to improve the look and feel of the village.

The project area is marked in yellow on the map below:

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Urban design considerations

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Some of the things we could improve include:

  • making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to move around
  • better paving on footpaths
  • planting and trees 
  • sheltered areas and seats
  • street art 
  • signs
  • better lights
  • identifying places of interest for mana whenua and preserving heritage
  • types of future residential housing.

How we got here and next steps

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The community has been saying for some time that Berhampore village needs an upgrade. This also came through in feedback we received last year as part of engaging on Newtown Connections.

The project will include a safe cycling route through the shopping area and this provides an opportunity to make a village upgrade happen sooner.

We're planning to hold a second public drop-in session some time after Easter so people can see and comment on the feedback we received on 23 March. A community working group will be set up to look at the issues, challenges and potential solutions in more depth. Community engagement and consultation is likely to take at least a year.

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