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In Lisarow NSW on “Places Of Public Worship on...” at 50 Bannerman Road, Lisarow NSW 2250:

John Lynch commented

This proposed church is not a place of public worship. The Plymouth Bretheren changed their name from the EXCLUSIVE Bretheren in 2012 and this proposal is exclusively for them. In late 2005 the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled the Bretheren should not be eligible for property rate exemptions because private church services did not fit the category of public worship. This development is not in the interest of the public and the immediate residents of Bannerman Road. The new housing development adjoins and I’m sure residents would appreciate a true public facility such as a hall that could have multiple use including child-care.
The site has been stripped of its trees once habitat for the Regent Bowerbird, an endangered species. This slope needs stabilisation and could slip into the houses below without vegetation holding it together. The houses below are cut into the slope and will already have drainage problems but these problems will be excaberated by this inappropriate development.
I urge the council not to approve this application because of the site and because the use of the site is not inclusive of all rate-paying residents.

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