Mundaring draft policy proposes 100m buffer zone between food trucks and restaurants

Mundaring draft policy proposes 100m buffer zone between food trucks and restaurants

FOOD vendors would not be allowed to set up near premises offering similar services under a draft Shire of Mundaring policy.

Shire President David Lavell said “we acknowledge that some traditional shop front businesses may view mobile vendors as a potential risk”.

“As part of the conditions, a mobile vendor is not to be located within 100m from an existing food premises offering similar services,” he said.

Cr Lavell said the mobile food vendor policy would provide a guide for assessing applications.

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“The Shire has received a number of requests from mobile vendors who wish to trade on Shire owned and managed land such as parks, ovals and recreation facilities,” he said.

“The aim of this draft policy is to guide the type and location of vendors that could be considered so we are fair and consistent. The draft policy will also outline possible operating requirements, conditions and locations for mobile vendors.”

Some of the mobile vendor locations would include:

n Chidlow Oval;

n Sawyers Valley Oval;

n Mundaring Community Sculpture Park;

n Morgan John Morgan Reserve, Glen Forrest;

n Brown Park, Swan View.

“The aim of this draft policy is to better utilise our public open spaces and make them more vibrant and welcoming,” Cr Lavell said.

Public comment on the policy is open until February 8. For more information, visit www.mundaring.wa.gov.au.