Wednesday, March 07, 2012

maccas appeal - dates set

Objectors to the McDonalds VCAT appeal will have just received notification of the hearing details. Tribunal Member, Deputy President Helen Gibson, has set aside Friday 30 March, 2012 for a Practice Day Hearing and allocated five days starting on the 6th August, 2012 for the actual hearing.

What’s a Practice Day Hearing you ask?
This will be used to decide how the hearing will run administratively, the tribunal will consider how much time is required, the venue size and location and any other things that relate to the conduct of the proceedings. The tribunal will take into account how many expert witnesses will present as well as set some expectations around community members speaking at the hearing and how that will be managed.

Both McDonalds and the Shire of Yarra Ranges must attend the Practice Day Hearing, community members are also welcome to attend. Community members can also attend the hearing in August.

VCAT received in the order of over 300 objections to the appeal.

The Practice Day Hearing will be held at VCAT, located at 55 King Street, Melbourne. Start times for both the Practice Day Hearing and Hearing is 10:00am.

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At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Iestyn Hosking said...

Keep up the good work. Horsham now has the big four junk food venues on the main drag to Adelaide. Killed the two other food businesses that used to be there.

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Julie Howard said...

I am sure they would have received a lot more objections if they hadn't been so sneaky; by ensuring that the appeal was lodged when it was and asking for objections to be lodged by around mid-January when most people are on holidays or busy with children after christmas just shows the type of bully-boy under handed tactics used by McDonalds to try and get what they want. They don't care about other businesses, about the traffic problems, about the rubbish or the noise issues to the residents; it's all about more market share. Greedy giants.


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