Objectors and supporters of the McDonald’s earmarked for Farrell Road will have one last chance to speak out when the development application goes before tonight’s Orange City Council meeting.
Since councillors deferred a decision in April, the fast food giant has offered to pay $60,000 towards traffic lights at the Farrell Road/Telopea Way intersection and $25,000 for kerb and guttering.
Councillors will decide if they should sign off on the agreement tonight.
Nearby resident Susan White hopes objectors will fill the public gallery, but expects councillors to approve the fast food outlet.
“I think it’s a forgone conclusion,” she said.
Her online petition opposing the location because of traffic and safety concerns has attracted close to 400 signatures.
Councillors Neil Jones and Jason Hamling both voted against McDonald’s monetary offer in July.
Mrs White said she was uncertain if any other councillors had concerns about the development, but said residents who opposed the location felt let down.
“Councillors are supposed to be there for residents,” she said.
“If anyone else owned that land it would be different.”
The public has until 5pm today to register to speak at the meeting starting at 7pm.