Additional parks ‘vital’ to growing food van industry in City of Bayswater, says operator

Additional parks ‘vital’ to growing food van industry in City of Bayswater, says operator

A VINTAGE coffee van owner says the addition of two new parks to the City of Bayswater’s food truck list is vital in growing the industry.

At the September 6 committee meeting, the council added Clarkson Reserve in Maylands and Claughton Reserve in Bayswater to its list of approved food truck locations.

There are 30 approved food truck permit holders operating in the City.

Bootlegg Coffee Co owner Craig Mauger said it was great to see the City constantly looking for new trading spots.

“The beauty of food trucks is that we can operate in areas that a permanent business would struggle in, simply by targeting peak times and trading at other locations during off peak times,” he said.

“Only time will tell if these locations will be successful, but more options are always a good thing.”

Mr Mauger said he had been running his van for about three years and operated at Wymond Park in Bayswater, having previously traded at Crimea Reserve and Broun Park.

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