Multiple Sclerosis service centre, accommodation for Butler

An artist’s impression of the planned MS centre.
An artist’s impression of the planned MS centre.

A SERVICE centre and supported accommodation for people with multiple sclerosis will be built in Butler.

The North West Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the application for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA development on Butler Boulevard at its December 12 meeting.

It will comprise self-contained accommodation for 10 residents with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions, and a centre offering treatment services, support programs and recreational activities.

The development will be the organisation’s first accommodation facility in the northern suburbs, with others located in Wilson, Hamilton Hill and Australind.

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A report by the City of Wanneroo said it supported the proposal because it was generally compliant with the relevant development standards and it met the objectives and intent of the precinct.

Panel presiding member Karen Hyde made an amendment to change a condition, clarifying that there would be a maximum of 10 residents and seven staff in the supported accommodation building at any one time.

The amended recommendation for approval was passed by members, subject to nine conditions, including that a construction management plan detailing how it will minimise disruption in the area be approved by the City prior to work starting.