Bad news: Victoria’s planning tribunal has approved a permit for Bendigo’s first mosque

Bendigo mosque survives legal challenge, gets green light for planning permit

Bendigo mosque planning permit upheld in face of anti-Islamic campaignThe Guardian


By Peter Lenaghan and Stephanie Corsetti @ ABC.

Victoria’s planning tribunal has approved a permit for Bendigo’s first mosque, despite stiff opposition to the project from some local residents.

City of Greater Bendigo councillors backed the plans in June last year, but the lead objector, Julie Hoskin, took the case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to argue the development would cause traffic and social issues.

In its ruling published this morning, VCAT dismissed those concerns.

“[The tribunal found] no evidence of any significant social or other effects to the community as a result of the development and use of the mosque,” it said.

The tribunal also said it found “no evidence of procedural fairness being denied to the group applicants”.

“Rather, the tribunal has afforded the group applicants every opportunity to prepare and present their case including lengthy adjournments of the proceeding in order to obtain expert evidence,” it said.

Resistance seems useless:

Vic councillor in trouble for mosque tweet
A VICTORIAN local councillor has been reprimanded for tweeting a graphic photograph of genital mutilation in her fight against the construction of a mosque.NEWS.COM.AU

VCAT has put a series of conditions on the development, including caps on the number of people allowed on site at specific times, a height limit of 21.4 metres for the mosque’s minaret, and restrictions on the opening hours.

Last week, the objectors made an unsuccessful attempt to have the tribunal president removed from the case because they alleged he was biased.

Protesters ran a coordinated campaign against the plans using social media, trucks towing billboards and black balloons that were strung up across the city.

In response, the This is Bendigo movement was formed to give a voice to locals who support multiculturalism and tolerance.

The Bendigo Islamic Association regularly pleaded for a respectful debate, and thanked the broader community for its support.

The opponents can try to seek leave from the Victorian Court of Appeal if they wish to challenge the tribunal’s verdict.

The site is in east Bendigo, near the city’s airport.

8 thoughts on “Bad news: Victoria’s planning tribunal has approved a permit for Bendigo’s first mosque”

  1. Re this monumental Folly (in every sense) in Bendigo: all those fools congratulating themselves on having facilitated the construction of a massive mohammedan fortress/ forward operating base and jihad incitement-and-recruitment centre – located strategically within reach of the city’s airport (wonder how long it will be , before incoming pilots start getting dazzled with laser pointers?), will live to regret it soon enough, I’ll bet. As for those opposed to it…well, you win some, you lose some. Don’t give up. Go back to basics. Re-read the book “Getting Through”, from the Citizen Warrior website. Then re-read Mark Durie, “The Third Choice”; re-read Sam Solomon ‘Al Hijra: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration”, and “The Mosque and Its Role in Society”; get copies of the Barnabas Fund booklet “What is Sharia?”; and then present copies of all four, to your local State and Federal Members. Copies of “What is Sharia?” should be given, in person, to every member of the Bendigo Town Council. Tell them that it is an objective, factual discussion of what sharia is. Because it is just that; and it is sourced from two English-language sharia handbooks that are available from any standard Islamic bookshop. As for all the churches – give every priest, minister and pastor in town not only a copy of “What is Sharia?” but a copy of Rev Dr Mark Durie’s book “Which God?” and the Barnabas booklet, “Is the Muslim Isa the Biblical Jesus?” (answer, expounded briefly and clearly in that same booklet, with all relevant source quotes identified, is…NO). And wait for the Muslims to mess their nest, which they will do, soon enough. In the meantime, you will have identified which few Councillors were willing to be educated; support them and educate them some more.

    1. Nice to see you commenting again, DDA. Your comment is very spot-on. I will enquire about the books you mentioned at my local BCC library – bet they are not available.

  2. Actually it is better to make sure the morons who allowed the permit to pass never work in positions of reponsibility again. And when muslims try to create havoc from the retreat partially granted by these government morons – make sure they – the twits who passed the permit – get full treatment under the law!

  3. Scum bag public servants are traitors to our nation. The morons need a severe boot up the backside.

    My country is being ruined by islam and the multi culti fools.

  4. Some have asked what I’ve been doing in retirement.

    Well, I applied for a building permit for a new house. It was going to be 100 ft. tall and 400 ft. wide, with 12 gun turrets at various heights, and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim.

    The City Council told me; “Forget it…AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!”

    So, I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a “Mosque.”

    Work starts on Monday. And here is the best part, it’s going to be tax exempt!

    I love this country. It’s the government that scares the – out of me!



    1. Did they give you interest free loans from Bendigo Bank and Australia Post as well?

      It’s what you can expect from these islamo infested institutions.

  5. So now start lobbying against these bastards!!! Really .. you want to hurt them … then lobby to have them removed out of their positions of power.

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