FOOD trucks are coming to the City of Wanneroo after councillors endorsed a six-month trial program.
The City’s report presented at Tuesday’s meeting said the trial would run from this month to June next year, testing two models of operation.
The first will run in the South ward, with one operator organising food trucks at Blackmore Park in Girrawheen, Shelvock Park in Koondoola and Highview Park in Alexander Heights fortnightly at the exclusion of other vendors.
The second model for all wards will require operators to register with the City and a limited number of trucks would be allowed to trade during specific hours in pre-approved zones, with co-ordination, promotion and rostering their responsibility.
Potential sites were listed as Goal Way at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex in Madeley, Wanneroo’s Neville Park, Avondale Park in Mindarie and Mintaro Park in Quinns Rocks.
A final selection will be made after on-site investigations.
Cr Domenic Zappa tabled an amendment to the recommendation, which requested supporting the sites mentioned in the report “and other locations including but not limited to Warradale Park, Landsdale” because of strong community support for the trial in the suburb.
Cr Brett Treby agreed the park should be included as a local operator had previously contacted the City in regard to running a food truck.
“That area was the causation of bringing food trucks to council’s attention,” he said.
However, Crs Samantha Fenn and Hugh Nguyen said the amendment was unnecessary because the recommendation authorised the chief executive to make decisions regarding the trial, including the removal or addition of food truck sites.
Cr Zappa argued it strengthened the position and would provide Landsdale residents with more clarity.
The amended recommendation was passed unanimously.