Read the extraordinary whining of privileged Sydney residents who complain that a new 24/7 McDonald’s will attract ‘unwanted’ people
- Sydney privileged residents have complained about a proposed McDonald’s
- The restaurant is being built on Botany Road in Sydney’s affluent south
- But locals and politicians have argued that McDonald’s will attract ‘unwanted’ people
- Claiming that ‘drug deals will be carried out in the restaurant’s parking lot’
Nagging inner Sydneysiders have complained that plans for a new 24-hour McDonald’s will bring ‘unwanted’ business to the area.
Bayside Council in Sydney’s inner south has been evaluating the proposed drive-thru on Botany Road for six months.
But locals and politicians claim that noise, rubbish and “antisocial behavior” will be brought to the area by the new McDonald’s.
A new 24/7 McDonald’s proposed to be built on Botany Road in Botany, an inner south Sydney suburb, has sparked outrage from locals (pictured, a McDonald’s sign)
“Having a 24/7 McDonald’s will attract unwanted and antisocial behavior,” Botany residents Cherie and Mark Peyton wrote in a petition.
‘Not only unwanted people will be drawn to the area in greater numbers: there is a negative effect on the urban fauna, with an increase in rats.’
Another resident and neighbor of the proposed location said the McDonald’s would lead to “drug deals in the parking lot” and potentially lower the value of their property.
The residents of the $6 million block in the industrial area are a RV rental business, surrounded by other industrial facilities such as a gas station.
The proposed restaurant will bring ‘undesirables’ who will do ‘drug deals’ in the parking lot according to angry locals (photo, the proposed restaurant)
Botany resident Rachel Thornton filed the petition against the new development, claiming the 1,000 signatures had been collected in 12 days.
“Anyone within hundreds of yards of a McDonald’s can smell it and identify it as a ‘McDonald’s smell,'” she wrote.
‘The constant smell of a McDonald’s would negatively affect local amenities and will no doubt extend to Sir Joseph Banks Park.
“It would go straight to the residence of the houses across the street, who can no longer enjoy a peaceful evening breeze because of the constant noise and smell.”
Federal Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite also wrote to the Bayside council that he opposed the construction of the McDonald’s, claiming the area already has a major problem with ‘autohoons’.
A petition created by Botany resident Rachel Thornton, who opposed the development, is said to have collected 100 signatures in 12 days (pictured, a McDonald’s sign)
State MP Micheal Daley claimed local independent cafe and restaurant owners will “lose everything if this development is approved”, and there were already four McDonald’s stores in the area.
Bayside mayor Joe Awada said the decision will be made by an independent local planning panel but said he was against any development going on 24/7.
McDonald’s Australia told the Sydney Morning Herald the now outlet would create 100 jobs during construction and 120 once it opened, adding $5 million to the local economy.
Bayside Council asked McDonald’s for more information about the proposed plans, as the original target date of March 17 approaches.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Bayside Council for comment.