Slow progress for fast food
One regional council in Victoria has approved the construction of a KFC outlet, while another deals with angry protestors on the planned site of a McDonald’s.
The Mildura Council in north-western Victoria has approved a planning application for the new fast-food business, saying it does not consider community health effects in the approvals process. The Council did however request the KFC building tone down its garishness to fit in with the surrounding landscape.
No such luck for a planned McDonald’s restaurant in the small Victorian town of Tecoma though, with protestors blocking bulldozers from getting on-site this week. Hundreds of local families have reportedly rallied against the development. The Tecoma Council had rejected the application, but it was later approved following a ruling by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.
McDonald's has reportedly launched legal action against some residents for delaying construction.