Food trucks rolling into Moonee Valley

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Moonee Valley City Council is helping support small business and providing more options to the community by allowing mobile food vans in areas with limited access to food outlets.

A draft Mobile Food Vehicle policy has been endorsed by Council and will now be placed on public exhibition so community members can submit any feedback or suggestions.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the policy would allow Council to begin considering applications for year-long permits for mobile food vehicles on Council owned or managed land.

“There are areas of Moonee Valley where there is limited or no access to restaurants and cafes, or where they are only open during certain hours,” Cr Sipek said.

“This will allow food vans to come to those areas and not only provide locals with alternative food options, but also provide a fun outing for the whole family.”

Cr Sipek said Council would be working closely with local traders groups throughout the process.

“This is a great initiative and one that we feel will benefit the whole community, including local business,” Cr Sipek said.

“It will also allow food trucks to come out to areas where there is an identified need to activate a public place.”

The draft policy will allow a permit to be issued on Council-managed land as long as it meets a number of criteria. The policy won’t apply to activities that fall under our Footpath Trading Policy or that are at a Council-approved event.

To view the draft policy and find out dates for submission, visit the Local Laws page.

Media enquiries:
Sarah Schwager, A/Coordinator Media and Issues
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Monday, 15 January 2018, 7:00 AM