Read the extraordinary whinges of privileged inner-Sydney residents who complain a new 24/7 McDonald’s will attract ‘undesirables’
- Privileged Sydney residents have complained about a proposed McDonald’s
- The restaurant is set to be built on Botany road in Sydney’s affluent inner south
- But locals and politicians have claimed the McDonald’s will attract ‘undesirables’
- Claiming that ‘drug deals will be carried out in the car park’ of the restaurant
Whingeing inner-Sydneysiders have complained plans for a new 24-hour McDonald’s will bring ‘undesirables’ to the area.
Bayside Council in Sydney’s inner south has been assessing the proposed drive-thru on Botany Road for six months.
But locals and politicians claim noise, rubbish and ‘anti-social behaviour’ 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, a suburb in Sydney’s inner south has sparked outrage from locals (pictured, a McDonald’s sign)
‘Having a 24/7 McDonald’s will attract undesirable and anti-social behaviour,’ Botany residents Cherie and Mark Peyton wrote in a petition.
‘Undesirable people won’t be the only undesirables that will be drawn in greater numbers to the area: there will be a negative impact on urban wildlife, with an increase in rats.’
Another resident and neighbour of the proposed site said that the McDonald’s would lead to ‘drug deals being carried out in the car park’ and potentially decrease their property’s value.
The occupants of the $6 million block in the industrial area are a campervan rental business, surrounded by other industrial facilities such as a petrol station.
The proposed restaurant will bring ‘undesirables’ who will do ‘drug deals’ in the car park according to angry locals (pictured, the proposed restaurant)
Botany resident Rachel Thornton lodged the petition opposing the new development, claiming the 1,000 signatures were gathered in 12 days.
‘Anyone within hundreds of metres 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 the local amenity and will no doubt stretch to Sir Joseph Banks Park.
‘It would directly go into the home of the houses across the street, who would no longer be able to enjoy a peaceful evening breeze due to constant noise and odour.’
Federal Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite also wrote to the Bayside council opposing the McDonald’s being built, claiming the area already has a major problem with ‘car hoons’.
A petition made by Botany resident Rachel Thornton opposing the development was said to have gathered 100 signatures in 12 days (pictured, a McDonald’s sign)
State Labor MP Micheal Daley claimed local independent café and restaurant owners ‘stand to lose everything if this development in approved’, and there were already four nearby McDonald’s outlets.
Bayside mayor Joe Awada said the decision will be made by an independent local planning panel but said he was opposed to any development operating 24/7.
McDonald’s Australia told the Sydney Morning Herald the now outlet would create 100 jobs during construction and 120 once it opened, and add $5 million to the local economy.
Bayside Council asked McDonald’s for further information about the proposed plans, as the initial target date of March 17 is approaching.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Bayside Council for comment.