Worship centre wins approval

The council was ‘invited’ by the State Administrative Tribunal under section 31 of the State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004 to reconsider its resolution made at the December 10, 2013, meeting to refuse a Place of Worship on the subject property.

Additional information and commitments including a Landscape Plan and Noise Management Plan were submitted to the council during the process of mediation, which the shire believes has minimised any potential adverse impact on local amenity.

A long list of stringent conditions was also included in the planning approval for the change of use to Place of Worship for the site.

It has been granted for 12 months only from the date of the first meeting, but can be extended by the director of statutory services for a further term of five years.

The approval is limited to this landowner only and shall neither run with the land nor be transferable or assignable to any other person or group.

Three copies of a noise management plan, inclusive of an acoustic assessment and prepared by an appropriately qualified consultant, will be submitted to the satisfaction of the Shire within 60 days of the date of this approval.

It will address noise impacts associated with early morning meetings and provide for a suitable complaints mechanism for surrounding residents.

Three copies of a detailed access, car parking and drainage plan will be submitted to the satisfaction of the shire within 30 days of the date of the approval.

Three copies of a detailed landscaping plan must be submitted to the satisfaction of the Shire within 30 days of the date of the approval.

A minimum of 12-turf cell car parking bays must be provided on site prior to the commencement of the use.

An effluent disposal system must be provided to the satisfaction of the shire prior to the commencement of use.

Fencing of the side boundary is to be installed within 30 days of completion of the car park.

Landscaping to screen the car park area from the street and adjoining properties must be established within 60 days of completion of the car park.

Meetings may be held only between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and 6am to 8am on Sundays.

A maximum of 48 people may be present on the site at any one time.

No amplification of voices or music is permitted on the site and no bell ringing is permitted on the site.