Yangebup, Western Australia

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Yangebup
PerthWestern Australia
Yangebup is located in Perth
Yangebup
Yangebup
Coordinates 32°07′44″S 115°49′08″E / 32.129°S 115.819°E / -32.129; 115.819Coordinates: 32°07′44″S 115°49′08″E / 32.129°S 115.819°E / -32.129; 115.819
Population 6,089 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6164
Location 26 km (16 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Cockburn
State electorate(s) Cockburn
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around Yangebup:
Spearwood Bibra Lake South Lake
Munster Yangebup Cockburn Central
Beeliar Success

Yangebup is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the City of Cockburn. It takes its name from the nearby Yangebup Lake.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Community services[edit]

Yangebup Progress Association[edit]

The Yangebup Progress Association Inc (YPA) is the local residents group in Yangebup that meets on a monthly basis at the Yangebup Family Centre.

Child health nurse[edit]

Yangebup also has a child health nurse clinic located at the Yangebup Family Centre, which offers a range of services for families with babies and young children.

Facilities[edit]

Education[edit]

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

Recreation[edit]

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
  • Levi Park, which is mainly bushland and enclosed dog exercise area
  • Pereena Roche Reserve, which includes a long scenic path and a small duck lake, as well as several playgrounds
  • Milgun Reserve, containing several playgrounds
  • Nicholson Reserve, which serves as Yangebup Primary School's oval, and is also where the local football teams have their clubrooms

Medical[edit]

Yangebup has a medical centre, chemist and dental clinic located at the shopping centre on Swallow Drive. There is also a Child Health Nurse located at the Yangebup Family Centre on Dunraven Drive.

Vet[edit]

Yangebup has a vet clinic at the shopping centre on Swallow Drive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yangebup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – Y". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 461–462, 491–492. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.