Aussie Muslim School Gets Fatal Blow

June 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islam Online

The endeavor of Aussie Muslims in the small town of Camden to build an Islamic school to server nearly 1200 students has been dealt a major, final blow as a superior court ultimately supported the locals who have long rejected the school plan.

"The commissioner upheld the view that ... it (the proposed school) was inconsistent with the rural character of the locality and that it would detract from that rural character,” Sue Morris, planning and development director of the Camden Local Council told the Brisbane Times on Tuesday, June 2.

Ruling in the bitter, long wrangle between the Council and Dar Tahfez El-Quran Society over the later’s plan for a 1,200 student campus in the Sydney suburb, the Land and Environment Court commissioner Graham Brown embraced residents' concerns about planning matters in the judgment.