UNDER WAY: Professor Shahjahan Khan says work on the mosque will rely on fundraising efforts.
UNDER WAY: Professor Shahjahan Khan says work on the mosque will rely on fundraising efforts.

Here's what's happening with Toowoomba Mosque

CONSTRUCTION is set to resume on the new Garden City mosque as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Toowoomba Islamic Society Professor Shahjahan Khan said work on the interior of the mosque would begin shortly.

"We are finalising a contractor for internal fittings. Once that is in place the work will start," Prof Khan said.

"The internal fittings include the plastering of the ceiling and walls, electrical cabling and fittings, the plumbing and air conditioning.

"One of the conditions of the contract is that work progress will depend on our fundraising success."

Prof Khan said the mosque's progress had been affected by the pandemic.

"We thought the fundraising would be done earlier. but the COVID-19 hasn't helped, and we also had the bushfires and the floods," Prof Khan said.

"We did do a social media fundraising appeal during Ramadan, and we are thankful to the donors for their generosity during this time.

"We are still working on fundraising, as the money we had to start with won't cover internal fittings - and then we have to do the car parking and driveways."

Although he gave no end date for the project, he said the mosque was at the second stage of three.

The mosque open day has been rescheduled to November 14.

For more information on the current fundraising appeal click here



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