RESIDENTS are encouraged to have their say on a draft mobile vendor policy, with the comment period now open.
At the December Council meeting, it was resolved to advertise the draft mobile food vendor policy for public consultation.
Shire President David Lavell said the draft policy would provide a guide for assessing and determining applications for mobile vendors wanting to operate on Shire land.
“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 operating on Shire owned or managed land.”
Locations that have been identified as suitable for mobile vendors include, but are not limited to:
• Chidlow Oval, Chidlow
• Sawyers Valley Oval, Sawyers Valley
• Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, Mundaring
• Morgan John Morgan Reserve, Glen Forrest
• 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.
“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.
“If this draft policy is adopted opportunities to provide mobile vending services at public spaces will be publicly advertised and open to all complying applicants.”
Cr Lavell said he encouraged residents and ratepayers to have their say. The public comment period is open until 7 February. For more information click here