The ACT Government has stepped in to block plans for a new McDonalds restaurant at Chisholm Shops. This comes after mounting pressure from the community, supported by ACT Greens member for Tuggeranong, Johnathan Davis.
Davis took to social media on Tuesday night to announce the news and commend his Brindabella colleague, Joy Burch.
“Sure we’re not from the same party but you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Joy’s been a massive advocate for this campaign for a long time. She’s worked really hard and I’m sure this is a big day for her”.
Davis also took the opportunity to warn his constituents that the fight is not over.
“We’re not out of the woods yet,” said Davis. “The Chisholm Village Shops and McDonalds can still submit a brand new development application to the government at a later stage”
For now however, the Chisholm Shops will remain McDonalds free.