Food trucks serve up goodies in parks around Wanneroo

The City of Wanneroo's trial of food trucks in parks has proven to be popular with families.
The City of Wanneroo's trial of food trucks in parks has proven to be popular with families.

PEOPLE have had their first taste of the City of Wanneroo’s food truck trial.

The mobile vendors have been visiting parks in Girrawheen, Koondoola, Alexander Heights, Madeley, Landsdale, Wanneroo, Mindarie and Quinns Rocks.

Following a council resolution on December 6, two models of operation form part of the six-month trial.

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The first runs in the South ward, with one operator organising the trucks, while the other model in all wards requires registered food truck owners to organise co-ordination and rostering themselves for the approved hours and locations.

Landsdale resident Peter Jenkins is managing model one and has signed up four vendors, which operate Friday to Monday evenings at Shelvock Park in Koondoola, Girrawheen’s Blackmore Park and Highview Park in Alexander Heights.

He has another 10 applications being processed and aims to offer three main meal food trucks per night at each location, which would rotate around the sites.

Mr Jenkins said there had been a great response since launching in early January, with Alexander Heights residents particularly embracing it.

“It was great to see lots of families,” he said.

“I’ve got a two-year-old daughter and as a family we love to go to the food truck events, it’s a lovely way to spend your evening.

“We want to get people out meeting their neighbours and eating together.”

Six trucks have registered to be part of model two.

City planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson said the City had only facilitated the trading and was not involved in rostering or promotion.

People can provide feedback on the trial at tinyurl.com/hv3g7uf.

Food truck permitted times and locations:

Blackmore Park, Girrawheen – Friday to Monday, 4-9pm

Shelvock Park, Koondoola – Friday, Saturday and Monday, 4-9pm

Highview Park, Alexander Heights – Friday to Monday, 4-9pm

Goal Avenue, Kingsway Sporting Complex, Madeley – Sunday to Wednesday, 4-9pm

Warradale Park, Landsdale – Friday and Saturday, 4-8pm

Neville Park, Wanneroo – any day, 4-9pm

Avondale Park, Mindarie – any day, 4-9pm

Mintaro Park, Quinns Rocks – any day, 4.30-9pm