A Sydney council says race played no part in its decision to reject a proposal to build an Islamic school.
Bankstown Council reaffirmed last night its earlier decision to block a proposed 1200-student Islamic school in Bass Hill, in Sydney's south-west, saying the Al Amanah College had failed to address traffic and environmental concerns.
The council first voted against the proposal in December. But in July the college took a revised development plan to the Land and Environment Court, which asked the council to comment on the amended proposal.
Councillors voted last night to reject the proposal in their submission to the court.