YANCHEP News Online provides news, lifestyle, business, sport and real estate for the fast-growing northern corridor in the City of Wanneroo and the more rural Shire of Gingin.
The name Yanchep was chosen for the website because it is expected to become a major centre – some compare it with present day Joondalup – in future years.
Yanchep News Online covers the following City of Wanneroo suburbs: Alkimos, Butler, Carabooda, Eglinton, Jindalee, Neerabup, Nowergup, Pinjar, Two Rocks and Yanchep.
And Shire of Gingin suburbs: Beermullah, Boonanarring, Breton Bay, Caraban, Cowalla, Cullalla, Gabbadah, Gingin, Karakin, Mindarra, Moore River National Park, Neergabby, Nilgern, Orange Springs, Red Gully, Wanerie and Wilbinga.
The founder of Yanchep News Online Anita McInnes aims to provide the community with a website – www.yanchepnewsonline.com.au – that focuses mainly on local news.
The website has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Yanchep-News-Online-486015728253438/
It also inludes a Twitter section where residents can check tweets from Yanchep, Lancelin and Gingin police as well as from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
Residents can also follow Yanchep News Online on the Twitter handle @amc_yanchepnews
The Yanchep News Online logo includes yanget, which is the Aboriginal name for the bulrushes found around Loch McNess or Wagardu Lake in Yanchep National Park.
Gingin is represented by the distinctive water wheel beside the Gingin Brook in the town centre.
The ocean, lakes rivers and brooks are important features in the Yanchep and Gingin areas so in the website’s logo water bodies link the bulrushes and waterwheel.
About Anita McInnes
Yanchep News Online was started by journalist Anita McInnes to provide a news service, an advertising outlet and employment in the northern corridor of the City of Wanneroo and the Shire of Gingin.
After finishing a journalism degree at Curtin University Anita worked in Busselton and Dunsborough with a regional newspaper and then with community newspapers covering Rockingham and Kwinana as well as Ellenbrook and Bullsbrook.
In 2009 she was highly commended in the suburban category in the WA Media Awards and in 2017 she was a finalist in the RWWA Media Awards.