JUNE 12 UPDATE: AFTER SIX APPLECROSS LOCALS SPOKE AGAINST THE PLANNED MACCAS, A STATE ASSESSMENT PANEL TODAY UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED IT. MCDONALD’S IS NOW ABLE TO APPEAL THE PANEL’S DECISION.
EXCLUSIVE: A 24/7 double-storey Maccasaurus planned for the poshest suburb south of the Swan has been recommended for refusal.
The pictured $4.6 million, 24/7, McDonald’s is being mooted for the northwest corner of Canning Highway and Reynolds Road to replace an existing Maccas at the northwest corner of the highway and Sleat Road.
The Sleat Road block is about to be redeveloped, which will leave Ronald McDonald’s size 23 slippers with no toehold in the nouveau-riche brick and tile suburb of Applecross.
One fly in the special sauce for the new Applecross Maccas is that six locals have objected. One objector says the 24/7 operation will encourage anti-social behaviour in the leafy locale.
However, McDonald’s says it is “confident that a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week restaurant will help create a better environment by providing constant surveillance of the surrounding area and immediately reporting any anti-social or illegal activities”.
The Reynolds Road site is currently occupied by a vacant building which was most recently an anti-snoring clinic.
Maccas has had a bit of a rough trot of late, with its planned outlet at Harrisdale in Perth’s eastern suburbs being kicked to the kerb by a state assessment panel in March. McDonald’s plans to appeal that decision in the State Administrative Tribunal.
Renders of planned Applecross McDonald’s: Hindley & Associates Pty Ltd