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Gungahlin Mosque confirmed on The Valley Avenue

By johnboy - 24 January 2011 52

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.

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Gungahlin Mosque confirmed on The Valley Avenue
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kevin22 1:02 pm
24 Jan 11
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Isn’t there a Church about 2 blocks from the Propose Mosque at the moment?

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la mente torbida 2:31 pm
24 Jan 11
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@kevin22

So?

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gospeedygo 2:49 pm
24 Jan 11
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The Jews have been getting a run on this site lately. I’m glad the Muslims are getting a turn to be vilified now. Will the Anglicans be next week?

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kiwilostinaussie 6:50 pm
24 Jan 11
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I live in Gungahlin and have done for 18 months. I have not been consulted. I did not get notification of any kind – mail, email, fax, letterbox drop nothing! I am really sick and tired of hearing “extensive consultation” when there is none. I have no problem with a mosque as long as they don’t broadcast their prayer times like they do in Indonesia over loud speakers at EVERY prayer time and the building is not an eye sore. Some people may not agree with me. I have spent a lot of time in Indonesia which has the highest percentage of Muslims in the world whilst I respect everyone’s religions I just don’t need it to be in your face.

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SolarPowered 7:28 pm
24 Jan 11
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Anything that brings more people in to the town centre is a good thing for the local businesses.

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Ian 7:56 pm
24 Jan 11
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I’m hoping the design includes a 100m tall minaret and a sound system fit to call to prayer everyone in Nicholls.

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Golden-Alpine 8:23 pm
24 Jan 11
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@kiwilostinaussie This has been in the Chronicle and also in the Gungahlin Community Council’s Gunsmoke.

If you want to be kept informed on what is happening in Gungahlin I would suggest to you and other Gungahlin residents to attend the Gungahlin Community Council meetings.

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Eby 8:26 pm
24 Jan 11
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kiwilostinaussie said :

I live in Gungahlin and have done for 18 months.

I have not been consulted. I did not get notification of any kind – mail, email, fax, letterbox drop nothing! I am really sick and tired of hearing “extensive consultation” when there is none. I have no problem with a mosque as long as they don’t broadcast their prayer times like they do in Indonesia over loud speakers at EVERY prayer time and the building is not an eye sore. Some people may not agree with me. I have spent a lot of time in Indonesia which has the highest percentage of Muslims in the world whilst I respect everyone’s religions I just don’t need it to be in your face.

If you have an issue with it, move somewhere else. For someone that respects everyone’s religions, you’re pretty… disrespectful.

I don’t even know why this is news. A new church is also being built in Gungahlin, yet that is not considered newsworthy (nor should it be).

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Not 8:47 pm
24 Jan 11
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Why I think that would add to the charm of Canberra. Strategically placed architecture that looks so abstract. And the housewives are just going to love the diversity.

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farnarkler 9:02 pm
24 Jan 11
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Sorry kiwi but this is a case of NIMBY. You’ve copped it, we havent.

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commoner 9:04 pm
24 Jan 11
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Jihad Jon (Stanhope) strikes again. He’ll be introducing legislation in the ACT Assembly soon to implement sharia law in Canberra, no doubt.
By the way, the Muslims do a great job of vilifying themselves, we don’t really need to do it for them. What about that Muslim guy in Sydney last week who said ‘Julia Gillard should just step aside and let the Muslims take over’ and told us that the Islamic punishment for thieves of chopping off hands was ‘glad tidings’. But no, Jon with his superior morals knows better than us, and if anyone says anything the all-knowing Jon disagrees with, their views are ‘abhorrent’.

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Fender 9:36 pm
24 Jan 11
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Tolerance should work both ways.

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BlackIce 10:05 pm
24 Jan 11
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kiwilostinaussie said :

I live in Gungahlin and have done for 18 months.

I have not been consulted. I did not get notification of any kind – mail, email, fax, letterbox drop nothing! ….

I wouldn’t expect to get direct notification unless you lived damn close.

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Eby 10:05 pm
24 Jan 11
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commoner said :

But no, Jon with his superior morals knows better than us, and if anyone says anything the all-knowing Jon disagrees with, their views are ‘abhorrent’.

No, just yours.

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fgzk 11:32 pm
24 Jan 11
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I don’t see a problem. I little more traffic on Friday lunch.

The worst thing is having to tolerate all the ridiculous RA posts regarding the Muslim faith.

The guy from Sydney, doesn’t he already post here. He is not satisfied with the laws of the land and wants harsher punishments for criminals. Sounds rather familiar.

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