The City of Perth has approved a trial of mobile food trading in the City.

Mobile food vans will trade in Perth next year.
Mobile food vans will trade in Perth next year.

THE City of Perth has approved a trial of mobile food trading in the City.

After last week’s council meeting, the wheels are now in motion to allow 10 mobile food vendors to operate in the City of Perth area from February to May next year.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said there had been a lot of demand from consumers and operators for mobile food trading in the city.

‘This trial is a fantastic start,’ she said.

‘The trial will allow us to assess the viability of permanent mobile food trading, how it is received by the public and its effect on local brick and mortar businesses.

‘It will also be a great way for fledgling food traders to get a start in the city and test the public’s reaction to what they are selling.

‘As in cities such as New York and San Francisco, the approved locations are not in the central CBD where established food premises operate.’

The City has approved 15 locations for mobile food vendors to operate in on a trial basis, including on-street parking bays, parks and public spaces.

Applications from interested food truck businesses wanting to take part in the trial are scheduled to open this month.

Contact the City of Perth’s Economic Development Unit on 9461 3298 for details.