Approval for church in Butler
KINGDOMCITY has received approval to build a $5.5 million church in Butler.
The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved plans by Sphere Architects for 68 Amesbury Loop, with 21 conditions.
One condition restricts the number of people allowed in the church to 500 and another restricts operating hours to between 9am and 9pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The panel originally considered the application in March but deferred making a decision so the applicant could address bushfire risk on the adjacent site.
At the July 10 panel meeting, Sphere Architects director Jero Young said they had created a 30m-wide protection zone which the church would maintain under an agreement with the WA Planning Commission.
“We believe the bushfire management plan has been resolved to DFES’ satisfaction,” he said.
Panel member and Wanneroo councillor Frank Cvitan moved the recommendation to approve, saying he was comfortable issues had been addressed.
The 6000sq m site is bounded by Landbeach Boulevard and road reserves for the future extension of Butler Boulevard and Mitchell Freeway.
The proposal included 125 car bays, an auditorium, children’s room, play area, kitchen and alfresco area, as well as offices and toilets.
The City received 13 submissions during public consultation, with four supporting the proposal and nine objecting.