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Salim Mehajer has plans for massive mansion scrapped

Disgraced property developer Salim Mehajer has had his plans for a huge mansion in a Sydney suburb scrapped after neighbours objected.

The 31-year-old former Auburn deputy mayor planned to bulldoze a house and build a three-storey property on a site facing the water at Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner-west after buying it for $1.4million in 2015.

Neighbours strongly objected to the proposal and have had their wishes fulfilled as the local council rejected Mehajer’s application, according to 7 News.

 

Disgraced ex deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has had his plans for a huge mansion in a Sydney suburb scrapped after neighbours objected

Salim Mehajer planned to bulldoze a house and build a three-storey property on a site facing the water at Canada Bay in Sydney's inner-west

Salim Mehajer planned to bulldoze a house and build a three-storey property on a site facing the water at Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner-west

Neighbours strongly objected to the proposal and have had their wishes fulfilled as the local council rejected Mehajer's application

Neighbours strongly objected to the proposal and have had their wishes fulfilled as the local council rejected Mehajer’s application

Next-door neighbour Keith Beale, 92, was one of the neighbours who opposed Mehajer’s mansion, calling the plans a ‘monstrosity’.

Fellow neighbour and giraffe keeper Jimmy Sanders said the property would look ‘more like a nightclub or a pub than a house’.

Sheila Axiak said everyone else in the area had to follow council regulations.

‘What makes him so different?’ she said.

The Council of Canada Bay rejected Mehajer’s proposal as the plot is limited to single-storey developments.

They also felt the proposed property would have an unacceptable impact on surrounding homes, as well as having ‘excessive bulk and scale’.

Mr Beale warned Mehajer was in for a fight if he appealed the ruling.

‘He’ll spend another fortune trying to get it up.’

Mehajer told 7 News he was now planning to build an aged-care facility on the site.  

The Council of Canada Bay rejected Mehajer's proposal as the plot is limited to single-storey developments

The Council of Canada Bay rejected Mehajer’s proposal as the plot is limited to single-storey developments

The decision comes as Mehajer plans to sue a number of prominent media outlets in Australia’s ‘largest defamation case’.

He hired his sister, Sydney solicitor Zenah Osman to represent him in the case.

Mehajer is seeking an extraordinary $103million in damages.

He put his palatial Lidcombe mansion up for rent in August after the house was made famous by his $35million wedding.

He put his palatial Lidcombe mansion up for rent in August after the house was made famous by his $35million wedding

He put his palatial Lidcombe mansion up for rent in August after the house was made famous by his $35million wedding

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