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Casey council votes to reject mosque in Narre Warren North
Date April 26, 2016 – 10:33PM
A plan to build a new mosque in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs has been unceremoniously dumped by Casey council, in an unusual meeting on Tuesday night that was more reminiscent of a staged political announcement.
Only about half of the people who turnead up to watch the proceedings, many wielding banners with slogans such as “Stop Racism Now”, were able to fit into the council chambers.
Crowds at a City of Casey special council meeting to vote on the building of a proposed mosque and community centre in …
Crowds at a City of Casey special council meeting to vote on the building of a proposed mosque and community centre in Narre Warren. Photo: Wayne Taylor
About one hundred were left outside, the doors to the civic centre guarded by a line of police.
Inside, Casey Mayor Sam Aziz read out a pre-prepared speech endorsing a recommendation by council officers not to allow a permit for the mosque with a “typical Islamic dome style roof” and 25-metre minaret on a vacant rural property on Belgrave-Hallam Road in Narre Warren.
He slammed a report in The Age suggesting that pressure from far-right groups had helped kill off the mosque plan, and added an additional, hard-line, clause in the motion to be voted on by council.