A development application for an Islamic Cemetery and Service Hall in Marulan has today been dismissed by the Land and Environment Court.
The development application was lodged in October 2014, and Councillors refused the application at their meeting on the December 15, 2015 due to a number of concerns including traffic management, and flow, biodiversity concerns, ecological issues, the probable effect of the development on water quality and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The matter was heard before the Land and Environment Court in early 2017 following delays by the proponent in providing information.
The court reserved judgement in April 2017 following conclusion of the hearings.
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk welcomed the decision.
“I am delighted with the outcome because we fought hard on behalf of the community to address the concerns the community had,” Cr Kirk said.
“The concerns of the council included traffic management, biodiversity and ecological issues, water quality concerns and Aboriginal cultural heritage concerns.”