In the Supreme Court of NSW today, Monday 4th March 2002, Bankstown Airport Limited was unsuccessful in evicting the Noor Al Houda Islamic College from its current site on the edge of the airport.
Appearing before Justice Peter Young, the Airport sought to possess the land claiming that the lease provided to the school in 1994 had expired in December 2001.
While Bankstown Airport Limited was successful in obtaining a ruling that the lease terminated in December of 2001, it was unsuccessful in evicting the school from the site at this time.
Justice Young is expected to hear from all parties involved in the dispute, including students studying their Higher School Certificate, staff and parents at a hearing set for 19th March 2002. It is expected that a decision will be made on when the school will be required to vacate the site at this time.
Despite continued negotiations with the State Government, the school has been unable to locate any suitable site for immediate relocation. Although the Premier Bob Carr has arranged for title to the contentious Linwood Hall property to be transferred to the NSW Heritage Office, the College continues to lobby the State Government to consider the school