An application to launch Ipswich’s newest church in an industrial area in the city’s eastern suburbs has been approved by council.

The proposal by Breakthrough Church includes the use of an existing 895 square metre warehouse at 72 Mica Street, Carole Park for Sunday services, business administration, ministry meetings and training sessions.

Council planning and development spokesman Councillor David Morrison said approval was also granted to host markets and movie nights at the site twice a year.

“Breakthrough Church already has a strong presence in Ipswich, particularly the Springfield area, and I welcome the group’s continued commitment to our community,” Cr Morrison said.

“The approved application seeks to use 495 square metres of the warehouse space as a place of worship on Sundays and the remaining 400 square metres as business administration for the church during the week.

“The facility will not open on public holidays, with the exception of Good Friday, Easter Monday and Christmas Day.

“Car parking is provided on-site and on-street and the church will enhance landscaping along the Mica Street frontage.”