McDonald's fight goes to council

AS CLARENCE Valley Council prepares to meet in Maclean this afternoon, residents of the Lower Clarence are putting the finishing touches to the submissions they will present to the committee meeting regarding the Treelands Drive McDonald’s proposal.

Tania Williams, the vice-president of the Yamba Chamber of Commerce, will be standing before council to present her submission and plans to use the five minutes she has to speak to highlight the public interest in the proposal.

“The project is not in the public interest and the people of Yamba have made that fairly clear. There have been 455 letters opposing the development and 3974 signatures on the public records,” Tania said.

“I am ultimately hoping council will reject the proposal. It is an inappropriate development for the site and the township.

“Any of the good things that are expected to come from McDonald’s being in Yamba are far outweighed by the negative things it will bring.

“I firmly believe that the majority of Yamba don’t want a McDonald’s in the township and I hope that the councillors at the site inspection and the meeting take a democratic view.”

Before council meets at the Maclean Chamber tomorrow afternoon there will be a public inspection of the proposed site for the McDonald’s development.

The inspection will take place at approximately 10.15am, with the Environment, Economic and Community Committee meeting to commence at 4pm.


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