Not sure who's been following this from here, however right now there is a huge situation on in the small 2000 population Dandenong Ranges gateway suburb of Tecoma. Background - http://www.burgeroff.org/ Great videos here - http://www.burgeroff.org/media/video/ Recent updates - https://www.facebook.com/pages/NO-McDonalds-in-The-Dandenong-Ranges/220419864641673?fref=ts In short, the development was massively rejected by the local community and council, however was overturned in VCAT. Two years of peaceful protesting, including an 'up to 4000' strong protest March last Sunday has climaxed with 50x armed police moving in yesterday morning to allow demolition crews in. Personally, I'm with the residents of Tecoma, and believe the 24/7 development to be inappropriate, especially considering it's opposite the Pre School and viewable from the Primary School. It's also in an area where people live to get away from this kind of stuff. I've lived in America, and I have seen what WalMarts + Maccas et al do to little towns... it's sad, and scary. I'd imagine a lot here on this forum would be all 'as long as it's legal, let the market be the judge', etc. Would love to hear peoples thoughts.