ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 12 Mar 2001   For week ended February 23, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 23Feb01

By Kent Larsen

Brisbane Temple Court Case Settled; Groundbreaking in March

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- The LDS Church and the Brisbane City Council reached a compromise Wednesday that settled the Church's lawsuit against the city and cleared the way for the Temple's groundbreaking ceremony in March. The lawsuit challenged restrictions the city had placed on the building, and the settlement removes some of those restrictions.

The Church's plans include building a chapel and the Temple on the 8,500 meter (85,000-square feet) site, replacing the existing chapel and administrative offices that have been on the site since the late 1950s. The court case, scheduled to be heard in the Planning and Environment Court this month, challenged the city's restrictions, which required that only one building on the site be used at a time, a limit on hours of operation and a requirement that the Church build an acoustic barrier at the site. The reports available to Mormon News did not indicate which restrictions were reduced, but the reports did indicate that the settlement lifted "certain restrictions that would have made normal temple operation a challenge."

The LDS Church announced the Brisbane Temple in mid-1998, saying that it would serve the Australian provinces of Queensland and New South Wales as well as Papua New Guine and the Solomon Islands. Queensland currently has about 40 LDS congregations and 20,000 members.


Brisbane Australia Temple
Nick Literski's Latter-day Saint Temple Homepage

See also:

Brisbane Temple Restrictions at Stake in Zoning Fight


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information