[Waverley Mayor Sally Betts met with FREE’s Rabbi Yehoram Ulman on Wednesday morning. Photo: Noel Kessel.]
Waverley Council and the Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (FREE) met yesterday morning (Wednesday August 10) to try and move forward with a development application to build a shule in Bondi.
Both parties agreed that the decision of the court was “not meant to be related to religion or terror” and that the matters raised in the judgement were capable of being overcome.
The meeting discussed the process for submission and assessment of a fresh developmen application.
The calm has only come after the storm. A war of words erupted last week when the Land and Environment Court rejected an application to build a synagogue at the Wellington Street site because of security concerns for neighbouring residents raised in a terror threat report. The judge found FREE had not addressed these concerns.
To read this story in full, go to: the Australian Jewish News: https://www.jewishnews.net.au/new-hope-bondi-shule/67233