Kingdomcity plans approved for $5.5 million Butler church

An artist's impression of the Kingdomcity church in Butler.
An artist's impression of the Kingdomcity 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 asset 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’s 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.

Specialist panel member Fred Zuideveld asked when the freeway was likely to be extended, and City of Wanneroo approval services manager Pas Bracone said the latest he had heard was in about four years.

Mr Zuideveld sought reassurance that the asset protection zone agreement would remain in place until the freeway extension was built before the five panel members unanimously approved the plans.

The proposal included 125 car bays, an auditorium, children’s room, play area, kitchen and alfresco area as well as offices and toilets.

During public consultation, the City received 13 submissions with four supporting the proposal and nine objecting.

Concerns related to the number of parking bays, increased traffic, noise and hours of operation.