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Group to appeal VCAT mosque decision
by Adam Holmes
Objectors to the Bendigo mosque proposal will launch an appeal in the Supreme Court with further claims of bias and allegations of a failure to adhere to due processes from the state's planning tribunal.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld the City of Greater Bendigo's initial decision to approve the Bendigo mosque, but the issue is unlikely to be resolved with an appeal to be launched.
In a statement, lawyer Robert Balzola – who acted on behalf of the 15 individuals who took the matter to VCAT – confirmed the decision to make an appeal in the Supreme Court was made early in the VCAT proceedings.
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