MUSLIMS pushing for a mosque in Beddoe Avenue, Clayton, face a lengthy legal battle following an appeal lodged against Monash Council’s approval of their plan.
It is unknown who lodged the appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal but residents in Beddoe Avenue, where the mosque was to be sited, say their street is not equipped for the traffic it would attract.
When contacted, a spokeswoman for the residents refused to comment.
Monash mayor Micaela Drieberg said the council would stand by its decision at VCAT.
The appeal to the Islamic Association of Monash mosque comes after a fiery debate over its location.
Residents in Beddoe Avenue have raised concerns about street congestion and excess noise due to daily prayer calls.