True North Church - Perth

Set in the outer suburbs of Perth Australia, True North Church Merriwa is a great example of modern church design & function. 

Using architects who have worked on spaces for Disneyland, the True North concept was to create a truly flexible facility which could be a centre for a range of community events, a corporate hub & a home for the church congregation. The sight also hosts a childcare centrer & a café facility. 

Forefront were engaged early in the design process to incorporate audio, lighting & video projection systems. We worked closely with church leadership, builders, architects & trades, providing detailed drawings & specifications for the installation, in order to achieve seamless & harmonious integration of all the technical requirements. Having Forefront involved throughout these processes allowed for clear & consistent communication between all the key building stakeholders whilst reducing the disruption to church staff. As with any building project, there were a few surprises that were easily dealt with during the installation phase. 

The audio system centres around a Nexo GeoM6 LCR array accompanied by a Digico S21 console at FOH. The GeoM6 configuration is perfect for the size of the space providing incredibly consistent coverage & intelligibility. Due to the multi function nature of the venue, a Xilica Neutrino system processor & remote touch panel were utilised, enabling simplified operation of the venue by non-skilled personnel. 

An extensive lighting infrastructure was installed with trussing & LSC Redback patch systems capable of an extensive array of fixtures. A comprehensive array of fixtures were chosen including Pixapanel Par Quad 18's, Chauvet Rogue RH1, Pixapanel 3610 wash & Chauvet Professional series Fresnels. All fixtures were LED, reducing both heat radiation & power consumption. 

Video reinforcement was achieved via 2 projection screens & Panasonic HD projectors in a conventional Left/right configuration. Important consideration was given to maximising the viewing angles from all venue seating positions.


DiGiCo S21 Digital Audio Console
Nexo GeoM6 Line Array Speaker System
Nexo LS18 Sub Bass Speaker Elements
Nexo ID24 Speaker Elements
Nexo NXAMP4x1 Speaker Processors / Amplifiers
Xilica A1616 Speaker Processor
Quest QM350i Foldback/Monitor Wedges
Camco DPower2 Amplifiers
Sennheiser EW300-2 Wireless In-ear Monitor Systems
Sennheiser EW500 Series Wireless Microphones
DPA 4066 Headset Microphone
Radial DI Boxes
Forefront Custom Stage Patch System
Powerwise PD620 Power Distribution
LSC Clarity VX20 Lighting Controller
Chauvet F-165WW LED Fresnel
Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrid Moving Head
Pixapanel Moving Head Wash
Pixapanel Par Quad 18
Look Unique 2.1 Hazer
LSC Redback RBW12/C/A Power Distribution
LSC Redback Lighting Patch
LSC MDRJ DMX Distribution
Nivtec Stage Risers
Panasonic PA622G Video Projectors
Comstar Wireless Talkback System