Nothing on the relevant websites but the Canberra Times has word that ACTPLA have approved the Gungahlin Mosque:
In their assessment of the development, ACT planners found surrounding roads could cope with traffic generated by the mosque and that the proposed 43 on-site parking spaces were sufficient.
Planners also said several objections to the mosque on religious and cultural grounds were found to be “irrelevant” and “unsubstantiated”.
“Some of the representations included statements or reports concerning lack of community integration, assimilation, differences in faiths and beliefs, differences in worldviews, security concerns, perceptions about values and sources of funding and alleged links between members of the Muslim community and/or adherents of the Islamic faith to crime, organised crime, violence and terrorism and the like,” chief planning executive David Papps said in his report.
“Many of them were found to be irrelevant because they did not relate to the ACT Muslim community.
“Many were also unsubstantiated (largely drawn from internet sources), incapable of verification or matters of opinion.”
ACTPla also found the new mosque was necessary to cater to Canberra’s growing Muslim population.
Now all the bigots can cry into their weeties and launch their interminable court appeals.
UPDATE 29/08/12 17:40: And thanks to a reader who’d lodged a submission in support here’s the decision: