EXCLUSIVE thanks to Geoff
Interesting development inÂ Sydney’sÂ South:
When citizens make enough noise and stand up for their rights decisions can be reversed.
Update from SMH: Â Minister moves to buy back Islamic school site
Keysar speaketh. Here’s context….
The “Muslim community” announced thisÂ multi-million-dollar complex to be “a shining beacon for Islam” and “an example for all Muslims worldwide to admire and repeat”
By FATIMA MRAD
THE State Government will buy back the site of the proposed Islamic school in Bass Hill or “it will be acquired by compulsory acquisition”.
State MP for Bankstown Tony Stewart has announced that he has received advice from the Department of Education indicating a proposal to build a special school for students with a disability at the Johnston Road site adjoining Bass High School.
“I am advised that if the College is unwilling to dispose of the land, it will be acquired by compulsory acquisition,” Mr Stewart said.
Al Amanah College purchased the land from the Department in 2006, and a proposal to build a primary and secondary school for 1200 students was met with opposition from local residents and Bankstown Council, who cited several planning grounds as the reason for objection.
In May 2009, the Land and Environment Court ruled in favour of the school, and the judgment referred to whether Bankstown Council would have raised as many issues with the application had it been for an Anglican school.
Some background info from Garth on how the site was aquired:
Islamic Dirty Tricks
THE State Government has been forced to rewrite its own rules on the sale of public school land after claiming it was “duped” into selling off parts of a western Sydney school to a private college. More>>
Continue reading Breaking: Islamic School in Bass Hill: Buyback or Compulsory Aquisition
- Cupidity, stupidity and complicity:
Canterbury Bankstown Express, H/T Darrin
ANOTHER new private Â Islamic school is on the cards for the area but residents have been left in the dark again.The applicant, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, lodged a development application with Bankstown Airport last week to build a school on vacant land at Birdwood Reserve.
Locals said they were alerted to the proposal to build what is believed to be an Islamic school via their Bass Hill’s Future website, but were never officially told and assumed it was a rumour.
Bankstown Airport chief executive Kim Ellis confirmed the application last week.
“The DA is being processed at the moment,” he told the Express.
- Wanna learn some mid-air turns? No landing required…
Continue reading Australia: more Islamic schools by stealth
Court allows Islamic school
* Â This madrassah, this Islamic indoctrination centre is imposed against the wishes of the overwhelmingÂ numbers ofÂ residents who vehemently protested Â against the destruction of their environment and their life style.
Australia is a democracy in name only: “Racism” used to smear opponents…. (but Islam is not a race…)
ONE of the biggest Islamic schools in Australia will be built in south-western Sydney after Bankstown City Council lost an appeal in the Land and Environment Court.
The decision will allow construction of a 1200-student primary and secondary school in Bass Hill, which has been fought by residents since the land was bought in 2006.
Continue reading Defeat in Bankstown: Court allows Islamic school