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Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's
23 October 2012
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Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has shown contempt for community opposition and local democracy by approving a new McDonald's in Tecoma in the Dandenong Ranges (Victoria, Australia). The Hills people showed McDonald's that it is the community who controls our public spaces not the corporation with the deepest pockets! On October 14, hundreds of people came together set up a new community garden in Tecoma on the site. The Community brought plants, placards, gardening tools and a fighting spirit. It is time to take back their community - the fight has only just began.
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There are 38 Photo Galleries of the Protest Movement, click on the headings below to view each Gallery
|14.10.12 Creating a community garden (1)||14.10.12 Creating a community garden (2)||16.10.12 Fences Go Up||18.10.12 Media Coverage||19.10.12 Community Meeting||23.10.12 Yarra Ranges Council Meeting||28.10.12 Site blessed by Elder Murrundindi||28.10.12 Community Singing - 'The Ballad of Tecoma'||07.11.12 ABC TV 7.30 Report media coverage|
|09.11.12 Police remove community protesters||02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 1||02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 2||21.04.13 Extraordinary Community Meeting||27.06.13 The Opening of 'Fast Fried & Fatal'||01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 1||01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 2||09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 1||09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 2|
|28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 1||28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 2||28.07.13 Who Are The Tecoma 8 .. You'll Be Surprised||06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 1||21.08.13 State Parliament Protest Rally||2012 / 2013 Canine Protesters ""McDonald's - Not Even Fit For Dogs"||14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town||14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town - Federation Square Big Screen|
|13.09.13 Hills Gala Ball - Tecoma 8 Benefit||02.03.14 Community Meeting In Tecoma||22.03.14 Info & Merchandise Stand at Selby Fest 2014||07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 1||07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 2||04.05.14 - gNOmeageddon||26.05.14 - Communities In Control Conference 2014||01.07.14 - Take Back Tecoma Candle March Protest||24.08.14 - Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation|
|20.09.14 - 'Gypsy Nights' - A No Maccas In The Hills Event||20.10.14 - Labor Party (Vic) visits Tecoma|
Tuesday, 23 October, about 200 people came along to the last Yarra Ranges Council meeting in Lilydale before the 2012 elections to demand that the Council launch a Supreme Court Appeal. The Council voted not to appeal. Here's how the night unfolded .....................
Cr Samantha Dunn, Lyster Ward
Cr Samantha Dunn, Lyster Ward and Cr Richard Higgins, Chirnside Ward
(Left) Cr Graham Warren, Chandler Ward - Mayor
Cr Samantha Dunn, Lyster Ward, voted for Council to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
Cr Noel Cliff, Streeton Ward, voted for Council to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
Terry Avery, Melba Ward , voted for Council not to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
Cr Len Cox, Walling Ward, voted for Council not to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
Cr Richard Higgins, Chirnside Ward, voted for Council not to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
The Yarra Ranges Council voted for Council not to launch a Supreme Court Appeal against VCAT
See Indigenous Elder Murrundindi bless the Community Garden by clicking HERE
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