SHANES Park is a quiet, close-knit community and residents want to keep it that way.
They're opposed to a development application covering a church, hall and 81 car spaces on Shane Park Road, which they say is out of character for the small rural community.
Lodged by NY Solutions Pty Ltd on behalf of the Cook Island Christian Church, the proposed hall and church have capacities of 250 and 150 people respectively.
Residents appealed for Blacktown ward five councillors to attend an on-site meeting.
They emphasise they're not against the church, its people or their faith.
"We don't want to come across
as nasty as we have nothing against the church," resident Felix Galea
"It's just not in the right place."
He was one of several to speak about the proposal at last week's council meeting.
Mr Galea lives next to the site, where the church had held choir rehearsals in a shed.
"Noise is one of the biggest issues as it's not contained," he told councillors.
"We've been told the hall will be used until 10pm Sunday to Friday.
"We have three school-aged kids who need to be in bed a lot earlier than that."
A neighbour across the road said the proposal was dangerous.
"Adding 80-odd cars coming and going all hours of the day and night creates a huge safety issue," he said.
Numerous submissions were made, including individual submissions
and petitions while it was on public exhibition, a council spokeswoman said.
"Council officers are assessing the development application and considering all submissions," she said. "Unfortunately we are unable to advise when it will be reported to council."
The church didn't return the Star's calls.