Margaret River residents opposed to Woolworths bringing a major fast food business to town are taking it to the supermarket chain via the internet.
Margaret River Farmers Market co-ordinator Katrina Lombardo has joined a chorus of locals who pleaded with Woolworths through its Facebook page this week to withdraw a 121-seat fast food outlet from its new Margaret River development.
“I simply appealed to them to reconsider and also to get some more coverage nationally about our campaign,” she told the Times.
“I was hoping to get a more national voice on the matter and for people to say, ‘Oh my God, are you serious’ How can a town of 6000 people support a major fast food retailer”.
She asked the company to withdraw its application in the name of public health and referred to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer becoming more prevalent due to “fat and sugar-filled fake food that is also filled with preservatives galore”.
“If you are truly the fresh food people, please listen to the majority of people in our town,” she wrote.She said she was also opposed to the development because it wouldn’t support local food producers.