Draft Mobile Food Vending Policy and Trial

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Council has recently approved a draft Mobile Food Vending Policy and the start of a Mobile Food Vending trial. This Policy will allow mobile food vendors to trade on public land, which is land owned or managed by Council. The draft Policy and trial will help create vibrant spaces with diverse food options, across different locations in the Local Government Area (LGA). It will also create new opportunities for local mobile food vendors.

The draft Policy identifies specific locations as part of the trial. Many locations across the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) were assessed for suitability. We also considered what we had previously heard from local mobile food businesses, about the type of locations and facilities that support their ability to trade.

The locations selected are near public places where local community may already visit or spend time at such as parks, beaches and walking tracks. They were selected with consideration to safety and access; distance from business and residences and spaces that would benefit from more community activity, and different food options.

You can also see current locations on this interactive map.






What happens next?

We are expecting to start the trial during the summer months, when people enjoy being outside and to make the most of warm weather and daylight savings. Once the trial starts, we will be asking the community to share their thoughts and experiences and will use this feedback when finalising the Policy.

You can find out more about the draft Policy and trial by reading the FAQs.

How do I get involved?

You can leave general feedback on the draft Policy via the online feedback form. Once the trial has started, we will be asking the community for more specific feedback.

You can also:

Register for updates and we will keep you informed on what's coming up for this project.

We will be inviting existing food trucks and vans to participate in the trial. The number of vendors approved will be limited, and this will be done through an open application process called a formal quotation. For more information, visit our website to read about the eligibility criteria and application process.

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 when using these services.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Council has recently approved a draft Mobile Food Vending Policy and the start of a Mobile Food Vending trial. This Policy will allow mobile food vendors to trade on public land, which is land owned or managed by Council. The draft Policy and trial will help create vibrant spaces with diverse food options, across different locations in the Local Government Area (LGA). It will also create new opportunities for local mobile food vendors.

The draft Policy identifies specific locations as part of the trial. Many locations across the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) were assessed for suitability. We also considered what we had previously heard from local mobile food businesses, about the type of locations and facilities that support their ability to trade.

The locations selected are near public places where local community may already visit or spend time at such as parks, beaches and walking tracks. They were selected with consideration to safety and access; distance from business and residences and spaces that would benefit from more community activity, and different food options.

You can also see current locations on this interactive map.






What happens next?

We are expecting to start the trial during the summer months, when people enjoy being outside and to make the most of warm weather and daylight savings. Once the trial starts, we will be asking the community to share their thoughts and experiences and will use this feedback when finalising the Policy.

You can find out more about the draft Policy and trial by reading the FAQs.

How do I get involved?

You can leave general feedback on the draft Policy via the online feedback form. Once the trial has started, we will be asking the community for more specific feedback.

You can also:

Register for updates and we will keep you informed on what's coming up for this project.

We will be inviting existing food trucks and vans to participate in the trial. The number of vendors approved will be limited, and this will be done through an open application process called a formal quotation. For more information, visit our website to read about the eligibility criteria and application process.

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 when using these services.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Page last updated: 28 September 2021, 08:58