Good Neighbour Strategy - Oxley Park

Over the last 18 months, Council has spent time getting to know the Oxley Park community, and listening to the issues and concerns you have about your neighbourhood.

Staff from across Council have toured the neighbourhood and spoken with residents about some of the ongoing issues with rubbish, development and road safety. Based on what you told us, we’ve put together a plan of action and have been working to improve services and address the things that have been causing problems.

We know there is still a lot of work to do, but we wanted to keep you updated with what we’ve achieved so far, what we’re still working on, and to reassure you that Oxley Park is still a priority and we will continue to work with you throughout 2018.

What we've achieved so far

Council staff are continuing to respond to a number of concerns and issues raised by you. So far, we have:

  • Upgraded the Sydney Street shops in July 2018 in consultation with businesses, as part of Council's Local Charm program.
  • Held a community arts project at Cec Blinkhorn Oval, which was funded through Council's Magnetic Places program.
  • Launched an exciting new playground at the corner of Australia and Brisbane Streets in February 2018. This playground was designed by students at Oxley Park Public School in 2017, as part of Council's Parkitects program.
  • Held community events at Ridge Park, including the Oxley Park Picnic Day in March and Neighbourhood BBQ in June, to encourage community connectedness and cohesion.
  • Run Community Action Training - a free 4 week program where 11 local participants learnt skills and tools for making positive change in their neighbourhood.
  • Waste Rangers completed a blitz in Oxley Park on illegal dumping and engaged with local residents throughout Oxley Park to provide education about kerb-side bulky waste clean ups and responsible waste management.
  • Parking Rangers conducted a blitz on illegal parking in school zones and around construction sites in the area to improve the safety of children and access for residents.
  • Installed new parking signs and markings in Craig Avenue and speed bumps in Adelaide Street to improve the safety of pedestrians and children on bicycles.
  • Installed new marked parking bays at Oxley Park Public School, and refreshed the paint on both nearby pedestrian crossings. Council's Road Safety Officer also continues to work with the school to promote consideration of neighbours and pedestrian safety.
  • Made improvements to ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Through Road’ signage on Craig Avenue near the Great Western Highway.
  • Installed 2 new bus shelters on Brisbane Street in response to resident requests for improved access to public transport.
  • Development Compliance Officers are proactively inspecting building sites to ensure that they comply with the conditions of consent, sediment control (so that there is not dirt running down the storm water drains) and safety requirements.
  • Held a grant information night in August 2018 to provide Oxley Park residents with information about upcoming grants available to run their own community events and projects.
  • Planned Increased parking near the Sydney Street shops with 3 additional parking spaces to be created.

How can you get involved?

If you would like to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities in Oxley Park, you can follow Council's Neighbourhood Renewal Facebook page.

Being a good neighbour

There are some simple things you can do every day to be a good neighbour, and help build a better community in Oxley Park:

  • help your neighbours when you can
  • be considerate of them when you’re driving and parking
  • keep your neighbourhood clean and free of waste
  • talk to your neighbours about ways you can solve issues as they arise.

And we want you to keep working with Council so together we can address issues, take action and improve liveability for everyone in Oxley Park.

Over the last 18 months, Council has spent time getting to know the Oxley Park community, and listening to the issues and concerns you have about your neighbourhood.

Staff from across Council have toured the neighbourhood and spoken with residents about some of the ongoing issues with rubbish, development and road safety. Based on what you told us, we’ve put together a plan of action and have been working to improve services and address the things that have been causing problems.

We know there is still a lot of work to do, but we wanted to keep you updated with what we’ve achieved so far, what we’re still working on, and to reassure you that Oxley Park is still a priority and we will continue to work with you throughout 2018.

What we've achieved so far

Council staff are continuing to respond to a number of concerns and issues raised by you. So far, we have:

  • Upgraded the Sydney Street shops in July 2018 in consultation with businesses, as part of Council's Local Charm program.
  • Held a community arts project at Cec Blinkhorn Oval, which was funded through Council's Magnetic Places program.
  • Launched an exciting new playground at the corner of Australia and Brisbane Streets in February 2018. This playground was designed by students at Oxley Park Public School in 2017, as part of Council's Parkitects program.
  • Held community events at Ridge Park, including the Oxley Park Picnic Day in March and Neighbourhood BBQ in June, to encourage community connectedness and cohesion.
  • Run Community Action Training - a free 4 week program where 11 local participants learnt skills and tools for making positive change in their neighbourhood.
  • Waste Rangers completed a blitz in Oxley Park on illegal dumping and engaged with local residents throughout Oxley Park to provide education about kerb-side bulky waste clean ups and responsible waste management.
  • Parking Rangers conducted a blitz on illegal parking in school zones and around construction sites in the area to improve the safety of children and access for residents.
  • Installed new parking signs and markings in Craig Avenue and speed bumps in Adelaide Street to improve the safety of pedestrians and children on bicycles.
  • Installed new marked parking bays at Oxley Park Public School, and refreshed the paint on both nearby pedestrian crossings. Council's Road Safety Officer also continues to work with the school to promote consideration of neighbours and pedestrian safety.
  • Made improvements to ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Through Road’ signage on Craig Avenue near the Great Western Highway.
  • Installed 2 new bus shelters on Brisbane Street in response to resident requests for improved access to public transport.
  • Development Compliance Officers are proactively inspecting building sites to ensure that they comply with the conditions of consent, sediment control (so that there is not dirt running down the storm water drains) and safety requirements.
  • Held a grant information night in August 2018 to provide Oxley Park residents with information about upcoming grants available to run their own community events and projects.
  • Planned Increased parking near the Sydney Street shops with 3 additional parking spaces to be created.

How can you get involved?

If you would like to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities in Oxley Park, you can follow Council's Neighbourhood Renewal Facebook page.

Being a good neighbour

There are some simple things you can do every day to be a good neighbour, and help build a better community in Oxley Park:

  • help your neighbours when you can
  • be considerate of them when you’re driving and parking
  • keep your neighbourhood clean and free of waste
  • talk to your neighbours about ways you can solve issues as they arise.

And we want you to keep working with Council so together we can address issues, take action and improve liveability for everyone in Oxley Park.