IPDC achieve its goals through programs such as Dawa'h (Invitation). Organisation. Teaching & Training. Social Welfare. Islamic Education. Islamic Research.
Melbourne Multicultural Centre (MMC) is a project of Islamic Practice and Dawah Circle (IPDC) in Victoria. IPDC Incorporated is a registered Australian body with Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). In addition to propagate the basic teachings of Islam, IPDC is involved in a number of community services including advancement of education, eradication of poverty, promotion of better health, improvement of human welfare, quality of life and thereby attain the pleasure of Allah.
Melbourne Multicultural Centre (MMC): Who We Are
MMC is a Masjid and Islamic Centre project of IPDC in Victoria, Australia. Current project site for MMC is 700 Davis Road at Tarneit, a western suburb of Melbourne metropolitan area. The property is now under contract with MMC and settlement is due on May 2016. The Wyndham city council has issued us a permit to use the property as a place of worship. The size of the property is 10 Acrs (40,000sq meters), one of the largest (in terms of area) Masjid complexes in Australia, Alhamdulillah. Approved Masjid complex will be used for Islamic activities and services that will benefit whole Muslim Community of the local area and also the state of Victoria, thereby Australia.
We seeded our dream! We bought a 5 Acr property in Avalon (Victoria, Australia) with AUD 500K. Muslim community in Australia came forward to raise AUD 500K to settle the property.
We applied to the local City Council for a permit of Assembly for Avalon property. Our town planner provided all required papers and information. Masjid and Islamic Centre building plan was ready and we were set to go. However, council received around 50 objections from neighbors. After few months waiting, council rejected our application to use Avalon property as place of Assembly.
We escalated our application to VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal). VCAT authority listened to us and objectors. But VCAT finally rejected our dream to establish a Masjid and Islamic centre in Avalon! Our heart was broken, tear was shaded and emotion was destructed! Alhamdulillah Patience and dependency on Allah's Mercy was still alive!
By the grace of Almighty, On October 09, 2015 Wyndham City Council issued a permit for Place of Worship in 700 Davis Road. ALLAHU AKBAR!
We took a bold decision to sell Avalon property to have nearly AUD 0.5 Million in our bank account. We started searching for our next project site. After 2 years of tireless effort, explore and evaluation, we found a property (700 Davis Road) in a strategic location in Tarneit, a western suburb of Melbourne, Australia. We signed a purchase contract for AUD 1.5 Million subject to council approval of Place of worship permit.