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Salim Mehajer asks court for permission to borrow $82m

  • Salim Mehajer, 31, hopes to borrow more money to develop five more properties
  • He asked the court for permission to borrow $82million despite owing the ATO
  • The disgraced property developer and former mayor owes the ATO $8.6million 

Disgraced property developer Salim Mehajer has taken a stand at his own bankruptcy appeal stating he hopes to develop five more properties.

Auburn’s former deputy major said he plans to borrow as much as $82 million for the developments in western Sydney. 

The hearing on Thursday went in to the late evening and revealed Mehajer owes the Australian Taxation Office $8.6 million and still hopes to get the loan.

Salim Mehajer, 31,  has taken a stand at his own bankruptcy appeal stating he hopes to develop five more properties in western Sydney

The 31-year-old claimed ownership of two properties and partial ownership of several others at the hearing. 

Mehajer also noted he held full and sole shareholdings in a number of companies. 

The controversial businessman joked on his Instagram account ‘only God can bankrupt me’ after he announced he had lodged an application and was applying for a new builders license.

The property developer's hoped to have his bankruptcy annulled at the Federal Court but Justice Michael Lee refused to grant the application

The property developer’s hoped to have his bankruptcy annulled at the Federal Court but Justice Michael Lee refused to grant the application

He said he would continue the construction of five multi-million dollar projects with off-shore funding.

The biggest of the five developments is on John Street in Lidcombe which was the site for many of Mehajer’s previous apartment developments.  

He said he wanted to dedicate $75 million to the project in Lidcombe. 

The property developer’s hoped to have his bankruptcy annulled. 

Justice Michael Lee refused to grant a temporary stay of Salim Mehajer’s bankruptcy while he waits for the Court to hear his application for annulment of the bankruptcy.

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