The newly elected member for Paterson is urging the community not to do anything extreme in the wake of the Buchanan Mosque approval.
Objectors have taken to social media, furious with Cessnock Council's decision.
She says a lot of people had genuine objections to the development not because it was a mosque, but because it impacts on the rural amenity of the area and people were also concerned about safety aspects on Buchanan Road.
However, Meryl Swanson, who happens to live nearby the proposed mosque, says threats to burn it down are out of place.
"There are keyboard warriors out there who get on Facebook and say the most ridiculous things, and I would say to those people, take a deep breath , really think about what you're saying -does it pass the sensible test, and let's be respectful". she said.