Yangebup, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||6,089 (2006 census)|
|Location||26 km (16 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Cockburn|
The name Yangebup was first recorded in 1841 and may be derived from the Aboriginal word, Yanget, for the species of native flax or bullrush found around the lake. It was approved as the name for the suburb in 1977.
The suburb is located 26 km from Perth's central business district. It is bounded by the freight rail line and North Lake Road to the north, Hammond Road to the east, Beeliar Drive to the south and Stock Road to the west.
Yangebup has two primary schools: Yangebup Primary School, Mater Christi Catholic Primary School. It also has a school from primary to secondary school: Divine Mercy College
Yangebup Lake and Little Rush Lake, which forms part of the Beeliar Regional Park are located within the area. There are also several local parks in the area including Ronsard Park; Visco Park (where a proposed bowling club will be built); Levi Park, which is mainly bushland, close to the railway line; Pereena Roche Reserve, which includes a long scenic path and a small duck lake, as well as several playgrounds; Milgun Reserve, containing several playgrounds; and Nicholson Reserve, which serves as Yangebup Primary School's oval, and is also where the local football teams have their clubrooms.
Yangebup has its own general practice, which also contains a clinical pathology unit, and a community nurses office. There is also a dental clinic and a paedeatrician's practice located at the Yangebup Family Centre.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yangebup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-10-12.
- Department of Land Information. StreetSmart® Perth Street Directory (50 (2009) ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 461–462, 491–492. ISBN 978-1-921048-28-9.
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