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The beautiful (if disease, low wages and environmental destruction are your thing) golden arches are coming to the gateway to Wollumbin – Murwillumbah – which will henceforth be known as Mc Murwillumbah. If this repulses you then the Caldera Environment Centre need your help – and quickly.

On the other hand thousands of people can stop for a McDoodle burger for the next thousand years as they drive toward the region’s most sacred site.

A McDonald’s is proposed for the gateway to Wollumbin, the entrance to Murwillumbah. It will have a negative cumulative effect on businesses, residents and visitors and we must stop it from going ahead, which is very hard if no-one knows about it.

This development can only be stopped by a massive outpouring of public dissent and submissions opposing this forwarded to the [Tweed Shire] council [by] 18 November.

So if you have environmentalist friends please make some calls as time is running out. Corporate greed never ends.

Thank you for your support in this regard.

Kim Thompson

[email protected]


Editors note: The application is on exhibition at Tweed Shire offices at Council’s Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centres. Inspection may be undertaken during ordinary office hours. Objections can be mailed to PO Box 816 Murwillumbah 2484 or emailed to [email protected].

Any submission objecting to the proposed development must state the grounds upon which such objection is made.

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