Suburb Profile: Oxenford – Maudsland

Location and boundaries

Oxenford – Maudsland is bounded by the Coomera River in the north and west, the Pacific Motorway, Universal Street, Hervey Street, Binstead Way, Kopps Road, Saltwater Creek and the locality of Pacific Pines in the east, and the locality of Nerang, Beaudesert-Nerang Road and Maudsland Road in the south.

Name origin

Oxenford is named after William Robert Oxenford, an original land holder.
 

Population

14,370*

Land area

2,694 hectares (27 Km2)

Population density

5.33 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing, grazing and farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the share of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Oxenford – Maudsland is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area, with substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Australian Outback Spectacular, Paradise Country (Aussie Farm Tour), Cliff Bird Park, Gambamora Park, Oxenford Park, Russell Hinze Park, Parklake, Studio Park, Centro Oxenford Shopping Centre, Oxenford Square Shopping Centre, The Village Shopping Centre, Maudsland Village Shopping Centre and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents
 

Source: http://profile.id.com.au 15/11/14