THE City of Perth Mobile Food Trading program is open for applications.
Until 5pm, January 27, interested mobile food traders can apply for an annual Mobile Food Trading Permit, allowing them to trade at selected parks and reserves around the city.
An internal selection panel will assess each application and select up to 12 operators to participate in the program.
Successful applicants will need to have their food vehicle inspected at the City of Perth and pay a permit fee of $1200 prior to their permit being issued.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said food trucks had proven to be a valuable addition to the vitality of the City by enlivening the urban dining culture and offering a culturally diverse food selection.
“The City’s Mobile Food Trading Policy was developed through exhaustive trials, with feedback from existing traders in the community, and key measures were implemented to ensure bricks and mortar businesses are not adversely impacted,” Ms Scaffidi said. “A 100m exclusion zone from permanent businesses and events will allow fair trading to all providers, while offering the community an appetising variety of food in previously untapped areas.”
From March 1 this year, mobile food operators participating in the program will be able to trade seven days a week between 7am and 3am at a number of locations, with up to three traders permitted at each site.
Locations include John Oldham Park, at the Narrows Interchange, Wellington Square in East Perth, and two locations in Langley Park – one on Victoria Avenue and the other on Terrace Road near a small children’s playground.
The City will publish a list of the successful applicants shortly after the assessment period concludes.
For details and to apply, visit https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/business/growing-your-business/mobile-food-trading-program.