Wednesday, March 20, 2013

my news on maccas

~ Plans have been submitted to reflect the changes made in conditions by the VCAT decision. I've queried some of those changes as they don't appear to be consistent with the VCAT decision which says "the blades on the north elevation to be a muted tone" and they currently appear on the plans as McDonalds Red.

~ No Construction Management Plan has been submitted to date, this will be required prior to works commencing on the site and is a condition of permit issued by VCAT.

~ Consent is required under the Building Act to demolish any buildings on the site. 
~ VicRoads have approved the 'functional layout plan' for Sandells Rd, but to date the Public Transport Corporation hasn't.
~ I've written to the Minister for Planning twice now, requesting a meeting to discuss the adequacy of the current planning scheme controls for drive through style convenience restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges. 
~ Council wrote to the Minister for Planning back in November with a series of follow up questions and clarifications following the feedback from the community meeting held in November, we're yet to get a response to that letter.

I was proud to be able to join with community members at
the No Maccas in Tecoma Rally.

I have no doubt that this development will have negative impacts on Tecoma and surrounds in many ways, that's why I put up a refusal motion back in October 2011, I haven't seen anything that would change my mind and am working to find planning scheme solutions to protect into the future what we love about the Dandenong Ranges.

Here's some pics from the recent No Maccas in Tecoma Rally, great attendance by community.

This is Robert Maxwell, very long term resident of Tecoma.
Robert has seen many changes in his 84 years and is
vehemently opposed to McDonalds in Tecoma.

Claire is passionate about seeing no
McDonalds in Tecoma, she presented
compelling traffic data to VCAT, all
to no avail in the minds of the VCAT members.

Kate has been instrumental in the campaign, providing
detailed advice to community members.



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At 11:54 PM, Blogger Tarzanna said...

Thanks for the incredible and persistant work you have put in to this, Sam.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Tarzanna said...

Thanks for the incredible work you have put in to this, Sam.
Judy Wolff

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Nicole from Tecoma said...

Thanks for keeping us posted Samantha. Highly appreciated !!

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Jan Lancaster said...

Thanks you so much Samantha, for all your work in this campaign. We really appreciate it, and the community supports you in this. As you know 9/10 Tecoma residents voted against this development,and the vast majority of hills residents agree. Go community power!
Jan L

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Lee Fuller said...

You are a gem to continue to fight the Maccas monstrosity, that is so NOT welcome in the Hills.
Great photos with fabulous people!


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