Songbird Oxley Place Program

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At Songbird, we’re bringing the idea of ‘Living Harmony’ to life while building on the longstanding and beloved lifestyle that is ‘the Oxley way’.

Over the coming months, we will be working with community and stakeholders to unravel memories, and understand the connections the people of Oxley have for this place. The Songbird Place Program celebrates this upcoming community and brings your voices into decisions that will enhance Songbird’s beauty and character. From public art input to naming parks and getting hands on to help rehabilitate our treasured Bushland—here will be something for all to enjoy and engage with.

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At Songbird, we’re bringing the idea of ‘Living Harmony’ to life while building on the longstanding and beloved lifestyle that is ‘the Oxley way’.

Over the coming months, we will be working with community and stakeholders to unravel memories, and understand the connections the people of Oxley have for this place. The Songbird Place Program celebrates this upcoming community and brings your voices into decisions that will enhance Songbird’s beauty and character. From public art input to naming parks and getting hands on to help rehabilitate our treasured Bushland—here will be something for all to enjoy and engage with.

Are you soon to be a resident of Songbird, a nearby neighbour, a local business owner or stakeholder? Register here to stay up to date on the program.

We want to hear from you so together the Oxley community can pave the way for Songbird’s living harmony. There are many opportunities to get involved. Complete the activities below to take part.

How you can get involved:

  • Do you have a story, memory or an interesting fact about Songbird Oxley? Share your story of Songbird Oxley
  • Songbird Oxley has many outstanding characteristics, from natural bushland to proud community spirit; these characteristics have been reflected in four community pillars.
  • Bushland protection and enhancement is a defining hallmark of Songbird that will help us create programs that enhance Songbirds net zero commitment.

First Nation Partnerships:

We are actively working to get to know the First Nations stories and connections to the area. We are exploring ways we can partner with First Nations people to share and celebrate their stories throughout the public spaces and within activities delivered at Songbird. If you would like to get involved in this process please get in touch via email at hello@fourfoldstudio.com.au

Next step:

There is plenty of space to kick about at Songbird Oxley, with an open recreation park and a pocket park soon to be available for the community to enjoy. These open green spaces need names. The next step in developing the Place Program will be to share the Songbird Oxley stories we have heard and for the community to put forward naming suggestions.

Share your story of Songbird Oxley

At Songbird Oxley, we’re bringing Living Harmony to life, by embedding local stories, characters and memories into the public spaces, art, design and community activities.

Have you got a story, a memory or an interesting fact about Songbird? We would love to hear it. What are the memories of beloved past uses, people and events that helped shape this treasured lifestyle affectionately known as ‘the Oxley way’? What do you know of the unique characteristics, flora and fauna of the land? These local insights are important to this place as we begin a new journey with our emerging community.

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    BIAT

    by hallcol, 2 months ago

    The site has only ever been The Oxley High School. Nothing else was ever there other than natural Bush land. Obviously any references to Song Bird is when it was named by EDQ at the start of the development. So there is no history there. All the history would be from the high school years. As for placing dead wooden poles at the entrance is a slap in the face to all the trees that were removed. Obviously the person designing it who is supposed to be a local has never seen the same poles at The Oxley Common. They... Continue reading

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    Grass sledding

    by Michelle, 3 months ago
    My boys and I would spend hours sledding down the grassy hillsides on pieces of cardboard
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