The city’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community has lodged plans for a mosque to be built on land in Narrabundah behind the Ball Park.
The community has been working towards its own place of worship for years and in 2017 the ACT Government offered it a 4000 square metre block in Narupai Street as a direct sale.
The $1,288,000 proposal, designed by AMC Architecture, consists of a two-storey, 700 square metre mosque for 300 worshippers, 150 square metre Imam’s residence with double garage, VIP and general car parks, and landscaping.
The Ahmadiyya community in the ACT is small, with only 150 members. The movement is an offshoot of Islam, with some beliefs considered to be heretical. Members face persecution in countries such as Pakistan.
The mosque will be Canberra’s third Islamic place of worship after those at Yarralumla and Gungahlin.
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