No 24HR McDonalds on Toormina Rd

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As members of the Toormina and broader Coffs Coast community, we oppose the proposal for a 24Hr McDonalds in a mixed residential and commercial area. The proposed site is 5 Toormina Road, Toormina.

There has been very little community consultation with regard to this proposal. There is now an urgency to build as much awareness about the proposal, and obtain as many signatures as possible in a short period of time (due Thursday 13th August).

Our issues for concern include but are not limited to the following:

  • Location of the site - residential homes are located within 50ms, a preschool is 180m away and the local high school is 650m down the street. This exposes homes and neighbourhoods to noise and light pollution, increased anti-social behaviour, 
  • Environmental impact - litter in surrounding public spaces.
  • Impact on competing small and medium local businesses. 
  • Traffic congestion at Toormina Gardens/Toormina Rd and Bangalee Crescent which is already a major issue for the local community
  • Health concerns - accessibility of unhealthy fast food, particularly for vulnerable and impressionable young people. 

With another McDonalds 5.8km (10 mins drive) away, we believe it is excessive to open another location in such close proximity, let alone for that venue to be open 24hrs. We have until Thursday 13th August. Your signature for this petition is important, we also really need submissions of formal objection to the DA that has been submitted to Coffs Harbour City Council. This can be done via the below link using ref No. 0810/20DA: https://forms.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/RunForm.aspx?formId=1365

If you would like more information to include in your submission please get in touch.  We have a template you can use. Also, read all of the documents attached to the DA submission to further educate yourself.

We as the local residents feel we should be able to have a say in what is good for our community and what is not. And with your support, at least our voices will be heard. Thank you in advance for your support.