The City of Melville is seeking your feedback on a number of locations it has identified as being suitable for the operation of mobile food trucks. Food trucks are a growing trend in Western Australia, nationally and globally as a way to activate spaces and increase social connection and vibrancy within neighbourhoods.
Your feedback will influence which locations are ultimately approved as well as give guidance to the City on the types of food and operating hours preferred for each location.
The locations identified above were selected after a rigorous assessment process, which looked at their suitability across a range of criteria including suitability for activation, ample parking, ease of traffic flow, public toilet access and capacity to accommodate food trucks.
Which are your preferred locations and what would you like to see there?
About the consultation
Through consultation for the City of Melville’s strategic community plan the community told us they wanted to see more support of local small business and more opportunities for people to get to know one another and do things together in their neighbourhoods.
Currently, mobile food trader operations within the City of Melville are limited, with only a handful of coffee vans operating throughout the City at regular locations. Food trucks serving substantial offerings are generally only seen at larger organised events.
Through making it easier to food trucks to operate within pre-approved locations, the City is helping achieve the community aspirations of sense of community by activating those locations and proving more opportunities for residents to get out and about in their local suburbs.
It also helps achieve the City’s community aspiration of growth and prosperity by providing more opportunities for local food truck owners to operate within the City and by giving residents more opportunities to support small businesses within their community.
We are consulting with the community to understand whether it is supportive of the proposed locations as well as identify preferred food types, hours of operation and any potential issues or risks.
The following people will be contacted:
- A random sample of people living within 300m (walking distance) of potential sites
- City of Melville residents and ratepayers
We are also informing food businesses located within 300m and current food van operators of the engagement
Direct emails will be sent to a random sample of residents living within 300m of potential sites to ask for their feedback via a survey.
On Melville Talks, the community can join a disucssion on which locations they think are best and what they would like to see there.
The results will inform the practical implementation of the City’s local law Activities in Thoroughfares, Public Places and Trading Local Law 2014 concerning food vans, in ways that are fair, transparent and can be linked to final outcomes of engagement.
Feedback will influence whether locations are ultimately approved for food truck operation, as well as give guidance to the City on the types of food and operating hours preferred.
- How were locations chosen?
- How many food trucks will be able to operate at each site?
- How will you determine what cuisines/offerings to have at each site?
- What times will food trucks be able to operate at each site?
- I am an existing food business nearby, how will this impact me?
- I am a food truck operator, how can I apply to operate at a site?
- How will food truck operators be selected?
- Will you know the process before renewals are due for 2019-2020?