Council rejects controversial Gold Coast mosque

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UPDATE: GOLD Coast City Council has today voted against building a controversial mosque at Currumbin Waters.

Amid rowdy scenes, Councillors voted 10 to five to abolish the application.


Mayor Tom Tate and Deputy Mayor Donna Gates were among those who voted to scrap the proposal, while Dawn Crichlow, Glenn Tozer, William Owen-Jones, Margaret Grummitt and Lex Bell all voted in favour.

A roaring applaud from a building crowd outside soon followed the highly-anticipated decision.

EARLIER: MEMBERS of the general public and media have been ordered out of City of Gold Coast chambers at Evandale, during discussion about the Currumbin mosque proposal.

The fate of the application is being decided by full council on Tuesday, but apparently Councillors need to address some legal issues in private.

City of Gold Coast is considering the application to put an Islamic place of worship on a large site.

Before entering council chambers in Evandale, Councillor Chris Robbins said she would be voting no.

She is worried it would be too close to residential homes and added the vote is too close to call.

There is an extra police presence in Evandale for the discussion.