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Gold Creek gets a Maccas

By johnboy - 18 April 2011 16

Gold Creek maccas

Chief Minister Stanhope has taken the unusual step of issuing a media release to congratulate Mr Hani Sidaros on the opening of a Mcdonalds franchise at Gold Creek.

“The Gold Creek Village has become a well-established business and tourist precinct in Gungahlin, providing specialised goods and services to nearby residents and visitors,” Mr Stanhope said.

McDonald’s is well known across Australia for not only providing local employment opportunities but also through its enormous contribution towards the fabric of society by supporting community programs, local sporting initiatives and charities like Ronald McDonald House.

“The organisation has long been recognised as an excellent employer which invests heavily in the training and development of its employees, encouraging strong work ethic, teamwork, diversity in the workplace and personal development,” Mr Stanhope said.

There’s going to have to be some lifting of the game by other cafes in the area.

[Thanks to Owen for sending in the photo and noting how well it fits in with the heritage values of federation square.]

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Gold Creek gets a Maccas
Primal 8:47 pm 18 Apr 11

djk said :

Apparently they also sell food Mr Stanhope?

Since when???

djk 4:19 pm 18 Apr 11

“McDonald’s is well known across Australia for not only providing local employment opportunities but also through its enormous contribution towards the fabric of society by supporting community programs, local sporting initiatives and charities like Ronald McDonald House.”

Apparently they also sell food Mr Stanhope?

Kerryhemsley 4:04 pm 18 Apr 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Keijidosha said :

Lefty said :

I could be wrong….but I think it’s more for the travellers coming in on the Barton Highway, travelling through Canberra to the snow, coast, etc.

A logical assumption and highly likely, although you have to wonder why Gold Creek businesses (including the servo) are denied commercial signage on the highway to attract travellers.

That’s a fair point and you’d have to say most travellers would be past the exit before they even realised a Caltex, Maccas or even the Gold Creek Village existed.

I do think it’s cute that there seems to be an assumption that a pretty large portion of the customers at the new Maccas won’t come from Nicholls.

I reckon they will spring out of their McMansions in to their four wheel drives and straight to Maccas.

creative_canberran 3:00 pm 18 Apr 11

That’s a fairly ugly McDonalds as they go. Wonder why they didn’t make it more subdued like the Gunghahlin Tow Centre one?

Lefty 2:41 pm 18 Apr 11

Keijidosha said :

Lefty said :

I could be wrong….but I think it’s more for the travellers coming in on the Barton Highway, travelling through Canberra to the snow, coast, etc.

A logical assumption and highly likely, although you have to wonder why Gold Creek businesses (including the servo) are denied commercial signage on the highway to attract travellers.

From memory – there is signage on the other side of the road leading up to Gold Creek – but not the way in from Yass…..not sure why. I am sure they would love the business…….

Holden Caulfield 2:39 pm 18 Apr 11

Keijidosha said :

Lefty said :

I could be wrong….but I think it’s more for the travellers coming in on the Barton Highway, travelling through Canberra to the snow, coast, etc.

A logical assumption and highly likely, although you have to wonder why Gold Creek businesses (including the servo) are denied commercial signage on the highway to attract travellers.

That’s a fair point and you’d have to say most travellers would be past the exit before they even realised a Caltex, Maccas or even the Gold Creek Village existed.

I do think it’s cute that there seems to be an assumption that a pretty large portion of the customers at the new Maccas won’t come from Nicholls.

Keijidosha 2:31 pm 18 Apr 11

Lefty said :

I could be wrong….but I think it’s more for the travellers coming in on the Barton Highway, travelling through Canberra to the snow, coast, etc.

A logical assumption and highly likely, although you have to wonder why Gold Creek businesses (including the servo) are denied commercial signage on the highway to attract travellers.

Lefty 2:18 pm 18 Apr 11

I could be wrong….but I think it’s more for the travellers coming in on the Barton Highway, travelling through Canberra to the snow, coast, etc.

The servo is there – and now Maccas. I think the one next to it will be another fast food chain…..

Felix the Cat 2:02 pm 18 Apr 11

While I agree Maccas isn’t really keeping in theme with the area it might help out to keep the rest of the place afloat when people driving down the highway stop in at Maccas for a feed and then decide to visit the rest of Gold creek while they’re there.

colourful sydney rac 1:53 pm 18 Apr 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, because all the cafes etc in Manuka took a massive dive after Maccas opened there.

I tend to agree, I think the crowd that frequents Gold Crrek cafes would be mostly dissimilar to the one that would frequent McDonalds.

bryansworld 12:54 pm 18 Apr 11

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beejay76 said :

Ugh. Way to ruin Gold Creek. They’re aiming for the arty-farty-party type thing over there in Gold Creek. There’s galleries, cafes and little shops selling handmade bits and bobs. Maccas just doesn’t fit with the feel of the place!

And “enormous contribution to the fabric of society”? What a load of old bollocks.

+1

Swaggie 12:16 pm 18 Apr 11

The Maccas is more relevant to the passing motorist trade at the Servo next door and on the Highway than to the tweed wearing CWA types who flock to the Gold Creek Shops.& cafes. I’m glad they didn’t use any pictures of Mr Sidaros, he’s a walking advert for why Burgers are bad for you.

Holden Caulfield 11:49 am 18 Apr 11

Yeah, because all the cafes etc in Manuka took a massive dive after Maccas opened there.

p1 11:45 am 18 Apr 11

They contribute to the local economy by sending the store in in three of four big bits on trucks (big enough that they had to close the opposite lane in a couple of places coming along the highway), then bolt it together on site….

beejay76 11:23 am 18 Apr 11

Ugh. Way to ruin Gold Creek. They’re aiming for the arty-farty-party type thing over there in Gold Creek. There’s galleries, cafes and little shops selling handmade bits and bobs. Maccas just doesn’t fit with the feel of the place!

And “enormous contribution to the fabric of society”? What a load of old bollocks.

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