McDonalds has its place in our world and our cities. But there are areas that must surely be off limits for McDonalds. One can't imagine at McDonalds in Salamanca Place in Hobart, nor in Hahndorf in Adelaide, not in the main street of Katoomba in Sydney's Blue Mountains or in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges.
But guess what? Once again the evil VCAT, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has struck, and given approval for a McDondalds in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges, specifically in Tecoma.
Local residents don't want it. Local council doesn't want it. Once again VCAT rides over what local people want.
Locals are haven't given up yet. They are 'sitting in'. Link here.
VCAT constantly goes against what local residents want. Surely one objective of VCAT is to buffer local people against multinational interests . From what I see, VCAT supports big business and property developers and now, even multi national food companies. VCAT is an absolute disgrace, proved time and time again.
Our present Liberal Government says nothing, because their developer and multi national mates are party donors and VCAT is certainly swinging to their interests. You may call me on that, but the proof is in the pudding.