Five-level playground revealed for Orana McDonald’s as store seeks 100 staff amid worker shortage

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The five-level playground to be built at Orana McDonald’s.
Camera IconThe five-level playground to be built at Orana McDonald’s.

A five-storey playground is set to feature at Albany’s second McDonald’s store, which is on track to open in Orana before Christmas.

As construction pushes on at the corner of Le Grande Avenue and Albany Highway, licensee Darren Tyrrell is trying to recruit up to 100 new staff amid a worker shorage.

The five-storey “Playplace” will be one of the final additions before the store’s expected December 14 finish.

Mr Tyrrell, who also owns the McDonald’s in Centennial Park, said he hoped the multicolour playground would entertain inquisitive Albany children.

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Concept images of the new Orana McDonald's store.
Camera IconConcept images of the new Orana McDonald's store.

At the highest point of the playground will be a “helicopter pod”.

“It really is quite visually impressive, and all budding pilots out there will be able to climb up five levels and fly a helicopter. That will be a bit of fun,” he said.

Mr Tyrrell said the team was in the challenging process of recruiting and training up to 100 staff to run the store.

“We are active in trying to recruit new staff for the McDonald’s Albany business, and certainly towards the latter part of this year that is becoming increasingly difficult,” he said.

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