Residents are requesting greater choice and convenience in food and beverage options at Wagga Wagga’s many recreation and open space areas. Through better activation of these locations it is anticipated that there would be positive social, economic and security impacts.
Established and start-up food and beverage businesses have also identified this market need with several submitting requests to operate mobile food vehicles on Wagga Wagga City Council owned land. This presents an opportunity for these businesses to either expand their market, or start something new.
Council will be working closely with businesses in the Wagga Wagga region to identify impacts related to the operation of mobile food vending vehicles during the course of this trial. Data and feedback collected as part of the trial will aid in consultation with the local community and determination of a path forward.
Mobile Food Vehicle trial - Expressions of Interest (EOI)
The City of Wagga Wagga is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified and suitable mobile food vendors in the local government area to participate in a Mobile Food Vehicle trial. This trial is in accordance with resolution 18/440 – Councillors resolved to proceed with the trial at the Monday, 26 November 2018 Ordinary Council meeting.
To be eligible completed Expression of Interest forms are to be submitted by Monday, 17 December 2018 by 9am. The trial will be conducted from January to May 2019. Permits will be limited with review and approval by Council staff. Successful vendors will be required to participate in a survey to determine feasibility of a permanent mobile food vehicle policy.
The Mobile Food Vehicle EOI will be open for 14 days. The deadline for submissions will be Monday 17 December 2018 at 9:00 am, with Council retaining the option to extend this deadline by an additional seven days if an insufficient number of applications are received.
Relevant Documents and Resources
Expressions of Interest (EOI) application form
NSW State Mobile Food Vending Guidelines
Map of Main Street no-go zone