Australian Residents Against McDonald's

Pascoe Vale, Australia

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16th March 1999

Residents against McDonalds have, since August/September 1997, been opposing the proposed McDonalds on the corner of Sussex Street and Bell Street, Pascoe Vale.

The rear of the only remaining building on the site: an historic 110 year old house was smashed on Friday 12 and Saturday 13th March by machinery. A phone tree ring around and prompt action by the local residents stopped any further destruction.

A meeting today, Monday, was to have taken place with McDonalds but the Corporation's representatives did not appear. The Construction division of the CFMEU union has put a ban on further demolition until the situation is cleared up about the legality of the demolition.

A temporary shelter from the weather has been established and a caravan is due to be parked for the use of protesters. Food has been donated, hot drinks made and a barbecue put on. If you can help with any food non-alcoholic drink to make the time pass more pleasurable for all present please drop in.

A proposed appeal to the Courts by the local Moreland Council may delay demolition. Meanwhile the residents have called upon people opposed to this development to call in to the corner of Sussex and Bell Streets Coburg. Tuesday morning may see a further attempt at demolition so if you can come along tomorrow morning please do so. You are welcome any time in the day though and people will be there tonight.

MAC OFF! More information from Residents Against McDonalds telephone: 0418 300 507 or 0411 782 675
or visit the official website for RAM

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