Church of Scientology new $19m headquarters to be built in Sydney's north - 2015-03-12
A regional planning panel approved the project yesterday, with Willoughby Council supportive of the church's plans for 126 Greville St.
It will be an "Advanced Church" facility, one of five in the world that trains the senior ministers for the churches in the rest of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan.
The 3.5ha of land in West Chatswood cost the church $37 million and it plans to spend another $19 million making it "fit for purpose".
It will house an administrative centre for up to 290 staff and be a place of public worship, teaching and study for up to 170 parishioners.