Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he’s finished selecting the site for a mosque in Gungahlin.
A mosque and community centre will be built in the Gungahlin Town Centre after the ACT Government approved the direct sale of land to the Canberra Muslim Community (CMC).
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said the 5,390m2 site, on The Valley Avenue, was selected following extensive consultation with the CMC and the community.
The sale includes the use of an adjoining block for overflow parking under a licensing agreement with the Government.
Mr Stanhope said the extra space should alleviate any concerns about traffic or parking pressures.
“The CMC has a large and growing membership and the new mosque in the Gungahlin Town Centre will cater for its members for the coming decades,” Mr Stanhope said.
“The 500-capacity mosque includes a community centre, on-site parking for visitors, and access to overflow parking for large events and services.