THE United Muslim Association's Land and Environment Court hearing for a mosque in Padstow, will be heard on-site this Thursday.
The DA attracted thousands of objections from surrounding residents and businesses last year. While the DA was under consideration by Canterbury Bankstown Council, the UMA exercised its appeal rights through 'deemed refusal' in the Land and Environment Court.
The UMA wants to remove restrictions on the number of people attending prayer meetings. The plan is to upgrade the prayer hall to a place of public worship, or mosque, as well as expand facilities.
The 'No to Padstow Mosque' community group, who oppose the development on traffic and environmental grounds, have letter-box dropped the area calling on residents and businesses to attend the hearing in a show of support against the DA.
The hearing will be heard outside 15-19 Enterprise Avenue from 9.30am on Thursday.