A “growing demand for food and beverages in the area” could result in another McDonald’s restaurant opening its doors in Cessnock.
The fast-food giant hopes to establish a second outlet, this time in Vincent Street, with the current site tenants – Eaton’s Mitre 10 – moving to an alternative premises in the town’s main street.
It’s expected the project will infuse millions of dollars into the economy, as well as generate numerous employment prospects during the construction phase and business itself.
“McDonald’s is currently seeking community feedback on a new operation at 217-219 Vincent Street,” a McDonald’s Australia spokesperson said.
“The proposed development would provide the opportunity for significant financial investment into the local area.
“And, if approved, it’s likely to inject approximately $5 million into the [local] economy and create approximately 100 jobs [during construction phase], as well as a further 100 to 120 jobs once operational.”
McDonald’s will apply to extend its trading licence at its existing Cessnock location, at 12-14 Allandale Road, to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, too.
The restaurant has been operating these hours under a government stimulus initiative since March 2020.
The company is conducting an online survey – to gauge community concerns and investigate potential impacts – before it lodges a DA (development application) with Cessnock City Council.
Information gathered from the survey will form a report and be provided to McDonald’s.
Next year is shaping up to be a big 12 months for Cessnock.
The council recently announced it will fund four exciting community projects after garnering more than $1.3 million from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
The organisation received $482,198 for the beautification of Kurri Kurri’s Rotary Park; $420,300 towards stage two of the Cessnock Pool splash pad; $309,700 is headed for the Cessnock City Cultural Hub; and $100,000 was allocated for the Cessnock Disadvantaged Youth Driver Training initiative.