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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 Al 5:46 pm 27 Sep 11

montana said :

so no map of the location anyone?

ive searched for ages online but cant find anything about he exact site?
The best i could find was 140 valley ave but that is not very specific as to which block it is.

also do they ring a loud bell when prayer time starts?

About here Montana. Not that the lot numbers are the same anymore but about where it says Lot 45.

montana 4:50 pm 27 Sep 11

so no map of the location anyone?

ive searched for ages online but cant find anything about he exact site?
The best i could find was 140 valley ave but that is not very specific as to which block it is.

also do they ring a loud bell when prayer time starts?

Holden Caulfield 2:34 pm 27 Sep 11

So who judges “architectural beauty” … surely a discussion about the placement of a mosque should be reminder enough that broader society is made up of different people with different values/likes/dislikes.

Watson 1:39 pm 27 Sep 11

Thumper said :

Personally, I welcome all churches and mosques, but they should have to be pieces of architectural beauty

Exactly my sentiments.

No more of these boring late 70s churches that look like school halls. Let’s see some grandiose and awe inspiring architecture.

And if not, then at least give us some traditional designs. Something that will pass the test of time.

+1

Thumper 11:44 am 27 Sep 11

Personally, I welcome all churches and mosques, but they should have to be pieces of architectural beauty

Exactly my sentiments.

No more of these boring late 70s churches that look like school halls. Let’s see some grandiose and awe inspiring architecture.

And if not, then at least give us some traditional designs. Something that will pass the test of time.

watto23 11:23 am 27 Sep 11

Holditz said :

Skidbladnir said :

Whats wrong with the one in Monash?

I didn’t know there was one in Monash!

Theres a few placesw of worship in Monash, just off Isabella Drive. I personally had no idea what each of them are for, although there is one that looks like its not finished, which i suspect is the Mosque.

Personally, I welcome all churches and mosques, but they should have to be pieces of architectural beauty 🙂

Gungahlin Al 10:09 am 27 Sep 11

bigfeet said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Anyway, they came up with a design that I know they were very happy with, and I personally think looks really good.

Al, that links to the now defunct Nicholls mosque option.

Are they planning to use the same design on Valley Way?

I agree with you, it looks pretty good.

I don’t know Bigfeet. I suspect there’ll be changes due to the need to orient the main hall to Mecca, but I’d think they’d look to keep the overall approach in order to not start from scratch.

Jim Jones 9:59 am 27 Sep 11

Captain RAAF said :

‘Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.’

Though many, if not all religions, have had periods of great violence perpetrated by their hands, the Muslims appear to be the only ones, of any great note, that seem reluctant to evolve and adapt to the new world.
They will either succeed by stealth and persistance or they will be destroyed. While the numbers are not in their favour they will play the waiting game, a mosque here, a mosque there, blow up the odd church here, behead a priest there, never anything on such a grand scale that may unite other religions to take up arms against them but always enough to maintain the mistrust, suspicion and fear by the western world, that is essential to fuel it’s followers into justifying the ‘necessary’ acts of wholesale slaughter in order to ensure their religions survival and the downfall of the infidel!

They have not changed their thinking since the dawn of recorded history, what makes anyone think we can possibly expect anything other than the same old, same old from them? It’s only a mosque, right?………………….

I’m not a racist but …

Thumper 8:50 am 27 Sep 11

Christian rock would drive even the most stoic man to a nervous breakdown. I’d prefer the Islam call to prayer broadcast from my own kitchen over that

I dunno, Christian rock is undoubtably excrutiating but a 4.30am call to prayer over a PA big enough to satify AC/DC, such as in Goreme, is something one does not miss.

tidalik 8:32 am 27 Sep 11

Captain RAAF said :

‘Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.’

Though many, if not all religions, have had periods of great violence perpetrated by their hands, the Muslims appear to be the only ones, of any great note, that seem reluctant to evolve and adapt to the new world.
They will either succeed by stealth and persistence or they will be destroyed. While the numbers are not in their favour they will play the waiting game, a mosque here, a mosque there, blow up the odd church here, behead a priest there, never anything on such a grand scale that may unite other religions to take up arms against them but always enough to maintain the mistrust, suspicion and fear by the western world, that is essential to fuel it’s followers into justifying the ‘necessary’ acts of wholesale slaughter in order to ensure their religions survival and the downfall of the infidel!

They have not changed their thinking since the dawn of recorded history, what makes anyone think we can possibly expect anything other than the same old, same old from them? It’s only a mosque, right?………………….

LOL

bigfeet 8:22 am 27 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Anyway, they came up with a design that I know they were very happy with, and I personally think looks really good.

Al, that links to the now defunct Nicholls mosque option.

Are they planning to use the same design on Valley Way?

I agree with you, it looks pretty good.

shadow boxer 7:55 am 27 Sep 11

They were there on Saturday having a function of some sort. All well dressed, jumping castle for the kids. They looked a bit self concious sitting in the middle of a paddock but good luck to them.

The town centre is picking up a really nice cultural mix, chinese, Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan.

If you can’t find something great to eat in there at the moment you are not really trying.

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