Browns Bay Business Association

The Browns Bay Business Association Incorporated (BBBA) is a non-profit society set up democratically in 1955 by the local business people to promote and benefit the businesses of Browns Bay. It is governed by a Constitution, and reports to Auckland Council’s Business Improvement Districts (BID) programme. BBBA enjoys close working relationships with Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and Heart of the Bays.

BBBA is run by an Executive Committee of up to eleven voting members of volunteer business people who are elected by the BID Members each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Board is responsible for the day-to-day operations and overall financial direction of BBBA, and works with Browns Bay stakeholders towards making the town centre a great place to do business, shop, live, eat and play.

Funding for BBBA to operate is via a targeted levy which is paid by each commercial property located within the BID. Auckland Council collects the levy, which is then distributed to BBBA on a quarterly basis. Additional funding from other sources, such as Hibiscus & Bays Local Board grants, Four Winds Foundation and the Lion Foundation, may also be sought for events and community-focused projects.

BBBA is managed by a part-time Town Centre Manager under the guidance and instruction of the Executive Committee. The role is to implement Browns Bay’s Strategic Plan and Business Plan.

Strategic Plan

Our Vision

To be a vibrant, safe and community-orientated town centre that celebrates its beachside connection, whilst providing for the needs and wants of the local community, its visitors and the surrounding areas.

Download Strategic Plan


The Constitution contains the rules that the Browns Bay Business Association must follow whilst implementing its Strategic Plan.

Download Constitution

Annual General Meetings

All businesses, landlords and other stakeholders in the Browns Bay Business Improvement District (BID) are welcome to attend the AGMs.

The next AGM will be held on Monday, 7 November 2022. The notice of the AGM will be distributed to all landlords and businesses in the BID prior to the meeting.

Please contact the Town Centre Manager for more information.

Monthly Executive Committee Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6.00pm, except in January. Members of the BID are welcome to attend and obtain minutes of the meetings.

Please contact Town Centre Manager if you wish to attend a meeting or request minutes.

Documents 2021

Minutes AGM
Financial Statements
Chair Report
Treasurer’s Report
Town Manager’s Report
Business Plan 2021-2022

Are you eligible for Business Improvement District (BID) membership?

To see whether your business is located within the BID area, take a look at the map

If your business premises are located inside the red line on the map, you are automatically a member of the BID and you are charged a BID levy in your rates. Contact the Town Centre Manager to ensure that your business is listed in the business directory – both hard copy and online. Being part of the BID gives you the added benefits of participating in local promotions, such as SHOP LOCAL, as well as other opportunities to profile your business through participating in events, advertising, and social media. You also have a say in how Browns Bay businesses can work collectively to enhance the potential of our town centre and light industrial area, and ensure that Browns Bay is a safe and friendly place for the local community and visitors from further afield to be.

If your business is not located within the BID area boundary, you can still become involved with the BBBA as an Associate Member who operates close to the BID area. Associate Members must also contribute to the development of the commercial area in some way.  In order to be fair to paying Members, as well as to help cover BBBA’s costs, there is a small annual subscription fee to be an Associate Member. Contact Town Centre Manager for more information.

Introducing your Town Centre Manager

Kim Murdoch

Kim Murdoch was appointed in March 2020 after being a member of the Executive Committee for almost two years. Kim’s qualifications and career experience in marketing, communications and management, position her ideally to collaborate with local businesses and Browns Bay stakeholders for the good of the town centre and wider community. Kim enjoys working alongside our business owners and managers, getting to know their individual needs, and advocating for them. She can be seen around the town daily, and takes a hands-on approach as a Browns Bay business owner and resident with a passion for her home town.

Contacting Kim:


Mob: 022 047 9740

Kim Murdoch

Board Members

Name Position Business
Malcolm McDonald Chair Penguinos Ice Cream Cafe
Bruce Taylor Vice Chair Pages Design & Print
Sharon Running (non-voting) Treasurer Robinson & Running
Philippa Munro Secretary Robinson & Running
Gerhard Augenstein Augenstein’s Jewellers & Watchmakers
Andrew Ranum Deep Creek Brews & Eats
Lara Kamionka The Meat Room
Mike Jansen Entire Lighting Technologies (Eltec)
Jae Lee Starbucks
Sean Brandon (non-voting) RDM Roof Design & Management
Alexis Poppelbaum (non-voting) Hibiscus & Bays Local Board Representative

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