BAYSWATER Council will vote tonight on whether to allow a StrEats Mobile Food Vehicle Cluster to operate from a local park.
The cluster would include six food vans trading from Bert Wright Park in Bayswater, parallel to Hamilton Street, seven days a week.
There will be a maximum of five vans operating from the park 5-9pm Monday to Sunday, and 11am-3pm on weekends.
Proposed food vans are Comida do Sul Brazilian Food Truck, Miam Miam A Bite of France, Rancho Sombrero, Uncle Chops Smokehouse, Bootlegger Coffee Co and Greek Street Grill.
Rancho Sombrero Tex Mex owner Mike Thompson said having a cluster of vans brought life to a community with families buying food from the vans and having picnics in the area. “It gives |people a lot of choice and variety of foods in a small space; you’ve got half a dozen menus to choose from,” Mr Thompson said.
“People can have variety with a range of sweet and savoury foods.”
Mr Thompson said StrEats had already been successful in other areas and brought something to the community.
“What we have found, especially in South Perth and Inglewood, is that a lot of people come out and catch up with neighbours they generally don’t catch up with,” he said.
“We hope this gets approved and extended to other locations in the City of Bayswater.”
A three-month permit fee for a van to operate within the City is $500. Bert Wright Park is one of seven potential sites in the city for mobile food vans.