Residents complain that the application should not have been approved as it mis-described what is planned.
Channel 7 reported that a petition signed by 1000 people was to be lodged with Council.
On the 16th December 2014 the Salisbury Council DAP gave AN APPROVAL FOR A MOSQUE ON RYANS ROAD.
The public notification did not describe the development application as a Mosque. It was described only as a place of worship.
Even though the notification to residents was very limited 40 people made formal valid objections.
The Mosque was approved. One objector asked for an extension of time for making an formal objection. That was not given.
The residents were told that there would be a formal complaint to the State Ombudsman.
It was alleged that the planning application heading and advertising had omissions that were materially misleading. No mention of a Mosque was made in the Public Notice which was placed by Council in the newspaper
The objectors said that they believe that under the Planning and Development Laws Council had a duty to the residents of Salisbury to inform residents of matters material and relevant to the intended uses of the premises.
And that that had residents been notified in the publicity that it was a mosque even more numerous public objections to the development would have been lodged.
Channel 7 now reports that a spokesman for the Mosque https://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/video/watch/26307840/residents-oppose-new-mosque-plan/
application said that it was going to be more a community centre with a school rather than a mosque.
Concerned Residents say this was never ever included in the application for planning.