Development Application - Additional Uses of Place of Worship and Community Purposes to Existing Educational Establishment

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Your comments are invited for the Development Application - Additional Uses of Place of Worship and Community Purposes to Existing Educational Establishment - 22 Dalton Place WILSON, (LOT: 902 LOC: 1 P/D: 410712)

City ref: 15/19993.1


It is proposed to use the Multi-Purpose Hall and other areas of the existing School for a Place of Worship and for Community Purposes. Details of the nature of these uses are as follows:


Place of Worship

  • Worship service will be held on Sundays between the Hours of 10.00am and 11.30 am. The congregation are expect to arrive at the site from 9.30am. On some Sundays morning tea may be offered after the services. On these occasions some of the congregation will remain on site until approximately 1pm.
  • Maximum number of attendees for the regular Sunday service will be 200 persons.
  • Other worship services on days of significance such as Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Sunday may have a higher number of attendees potentially up to 250 persons.


Community Purposes

  • Activities will take place between the hours of 4pm and 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
  • Activities will take place on a maximum of 3 week nights per week.
  • Activities will include but not be limited to athletics clubs, chess clubs, migrant English language classes, Girls Brigade and various sporting associations.
  • The Community Purpose activities will accommodate a maximum of 75 participants.


An assessment of the application by the City’s officers noted the following matter(s) requiring consideration:


  1. The existing development has 75 approved bays constructed and available for use by persons attending the premises for either the Place of Worship or a Community Purpose activity.


  1. The parking requirement in the City’s Local Planning Scheme 42 for a Place of Worship is 1 bay per 4 persons the building is designed to accommodate. The requirement can also be negotiated with the local government.


  1. The parking requirement in the City’s Local Planning Scheme 42 for Community Purpose is 1 space per 25m2 NLA or it can be negotiated with the local government.


  1. Surveys carried out of similar uses on other sites in the region indicate a parking provision of 1 bay per 2.8 persons is considered appropriate. This would require the provision of 72 bays for the Place of Worship use and 27 bays for the Community Purpose use.


Prior to making a decision on the application, adjoining affected owners and occupiers are invited to view the planning application document and supporting reports (as applicable), and make comment on the planning matters that affect their property.


Matters that we would like you to consider

We ask that you consider the following matter(s) and let us know whether you object to or support the development proposal.


1.The land use

Table 3 – Zoning Table of the City’s Scheme lists a Place of Worship use as a ‘D’ (discretionary) land use in the subject ‘Private Community Purposes’ zone. This means that the use is not permitted unless the local government has exercised its discretion by granting development approval. For these land uses the local government can give notice to landowners and occupants who may be affected by the proposed use.


A Community Purpose is listed as a ‘P’ (permitted) land use. This means the use is permitted provided it meets all the relevant development standards.


In considering an application for development approval, the local government will have regard to matters detailed in the state government’s Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (Regulations 2015). In this instance the relevant matters for consideration include, but may not be limited to:


  1. The aims and provisions of the City of Canning Local Planning Scheme No. 42 (‘Scheme’) - specifically whether the proposed use meets the objectives of the subject Private Community Purposes zone, as outlined in Table 2 of the City’s Scheme.


  1. The impact on the amenity of the locality.

‘Amenity’ is defined in Schedule 1 of the Regulations 2015, as: “... all those factors which combine to form the character of an area and include the present and likely future amenity;” Common amenity considerations include, but are not limited to, car parking and traffic generation, noise or odour emissions, and visual aesthetics.


  1. Provision of an adequate number of car parking bays

The development proposal requires the provision of 50 car parking bays in accordance with Table 4 of the City’s Scheme and 72 parking bays based on a ratio of 1 bay per 2.8 persons the site will accommodate. The site plan shows the provision of 75 car parking bays.


Viewing the development plans and supporting Planning Report can also be viewed by:

  • Visiting the City’s offices located at 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington, between 8:15am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday;

How the City will make a decision on the development proposal

Following closure of this consultation period, a delegated (authorised) officer of the City will consider the above mentioned matter(s) with regard to the relevant matters for consideration. This includes consideration of any comments from adjoining affected landowner(s) and occupiers. Should the City issue a decision on the development application (approval or refusal), we will write to you again to explain how the matters you raised have been addressed. In certain circumstances the application may be referred to the Council for consideration at one of its Council meetings. If this occurs, the City will send you a letter/email inviting you to this meeting.


Please submit your comments below to the City by 5pm on 24 July 2020.

Your comments are invited for the Development Application - Additional Uses of Place of Worship and Community Purposes to Existing Educational Establishment - 22 Dalton Place WILSON, (LOT: 902 LOC: 1 P/D: 410712)

City ref: 15/19993.1


It is proposed to use the Multi-Purpose Hall and other areas of the existing School for a Place of Worship and for Community Purposes. Details of the nature of these uses are as follows:


Place of Worship

  • Worship service will be held on Sundays between the Hours of 10.00am and 11.30 am. The congregation are expect to arrive at the site from 9.30am. On some Sundays morning tea may be offered after the services. On these occasions some of the congregation will remain on site until approximately 1pm.
  • Maximum number of attendees for the regular Sunday service will be 200 persons.
  • Other worship services on days of significance such as Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Sunday may have a higher number of attendees potentially up to 250 persons.


Community Purposes

  • Activities will take place between the hours of 4pm and 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
  • Activities will take place on a maximum of 3 week nights per week.
  • Activities will include but not be limited to athletics clubs, chess clubs, migrant English language classes, Girls Brigade and various sporting associations.
  • The Community Purpose activities will accommodate a maximum of 75 participants.


An assessment of the application by the City’s officers noted the following matter(s) requiring consideration:


  1. The existing development has 75 approved bays constructed and available for use by persons attending the premises for either the Place of Worship or a Community Purpose activity.


  1. The parking requirement in the City’s Local Planning Scheme 42 for a Place of Worship is 1 bay per 4 persons the building is designed to accommodate. The requirement can also be negotiated with the local government.


  1. The parking requirement in the City’s Local Planning Scheme 42 for Community Purpose is 1 space per 25m2 NLA or it can be negotiated with the local government.


  1. Surveys carried out of similar uses on other sites in the region indicate a parking provision of 1 bay per 2.8 persons is considered appropriate. This would require the provision of 72 bays for the Place of Worship use and 27 bays for the Community Purpose use.


Prior to making a decision on the application, adjoining affected owners and occupiers are invited to view the planning application document and supporting reports (as applicable), and make comment on the planning matters that affect their property.


Matters that we would like you to consider

We ask that you consider the following matter(s) and let us know whether you object to or support the development proposal.


1.The land use

Table 3 – Zoning Table of the City’s Scheme lists a Place of Worship use as a ‘D’ (discretionary) land use in the subject ‘Private Community Purposes’ zone. This means that the use is not permitted unless the local government has exercised its discretion by granting development approval. For these land uses the local government can give notice to landowners and occupants who may be affected by the proposed use.


A Community Purpose is listed as a ‘P’ (permitted) land use. This means the use is permitted provided it meets all the relevant development standards.


In considering an application for development approval, the local government will have regard to matters detailed in the state government’s Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (Regulations 2015). In this instance the relevant matters for consideration include, but may not be limited to:


  1. The aims and provisions of the City of Canning Local Planning Scheme No. 42 (‘Scheme’) - specifically whether the proposed use meets the objectives of the subject Private Community Purposes zone, as outlined in Table 2 of the City’s Scheme.


  1. The impact on the amenity of the locality.

‘Amenity’ is defined in Schedule 1 of the Regulations 2015, as: “... all those factors which combine to form the character of an area and include the present and likely future amenity;” Common amenity considerations include, but are not limited to, car parking and traffic generation, noise or odour emissions, and visual aesthetics.


  1. Provision of an adequate number of car parking bays

The development proposal requires the provision of 50 car parking bays in accordance with Table 4 of the City’s Scheme and 72 parking bays based on a ratio of 1 bay per 2.8 persons the site will accommodate. The site plan shows the provision of 75 car parking bays.


Viewing the development plans and supporting Planning Report can also be viewed by:

  • Visiting the City’s offices located at 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington, between 8:15am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday;

How the City will make a decision on the development proposal

Following closure of this consultation period, a delegated (authorised) officer of the City will consider the above mentioned matter(s) with regard to the relevant matters for consideration. This includes consideration of any comments from adjoining affected landowner(s) and occupiers. Should the City issue a decision on the development application (approval or refusal), we will write to you again to explain how the matters you raised have been addressed. In certain circumstances the application may be referred to the Council for consideration at one of its Council meetings. If this occurs, the City will send you a letter/email inviting you to this meeting.


Please submit your comments below to the City by 5pm on 24 July 2020.