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Oxenford is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 Census, Oxenford had a population of 9,007.

Oxenford
Gold CoastQueensland
Oxenford Causeway.jpg
View from Old Tamborine Road overlooking the Coomera River
Population 11,842 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4210
Location
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Theodore
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Oxenford:
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Coomera
Upper Coomera Oxenford Helensvale
Maudsland Pacific Pines Gaven

The suburb is bordered to the north by the Coomera River; the Pacific Motorway forms the eastern boundary. The western edge of the suburb is also bordered by the Coomera River, which can only be crossed via the Coomera River causeway. Theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World are located within Oxenford's boundaries.

Oxenford has expanded in recent years with the subdivision Studio Village being built in the southern end of the suburb, adjacent to the two major theme parks; the subdivision itself was inspired by Movie World, with the street names all referring to objects or people within Hollywood and film culture.

HistoryEdit

A train station on the South Coast railway line was used until 1964 when the line closed. No station was built in Oxenford for the modern Gold Coast railway line. Work on the road south to Southport was undertaken in 1928.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oxenford (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  
  2. ^ "Southport Road". The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 10 April 1928. p. 15 Edition: 5 O'CLOCK CITY EDITION. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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