Yass man allowed to join fight for church

A man from Yass has won the legal right to fight against the redevelopment of a church in central Canberra, partly on the basis of his spiritual attachment to the building.

With opposition intensifying to the planned demolition of St Patrick's in Braddon, regular church-goer Dallas Hosking has been given the go-ahead to join the legal challenge to the project, despite living nearly 60 kilometres away across the NSW border.

Mr Hosking is one of three St Patrick's congregation members who have joined a case in the territory's ACAT tribunal, aimed at securing St Patrick's status as a heritage listing building, which would all but guarantee its survival.

More here at the Canberra Times website.

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