City of Albany puts out call for food van operators to roll up to eight locations

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The City of Albany is calling for mobile mobile food and beverage vendors to operate in new locations.
Camera IconThe City of Albany is calling for mobile mobile food and beverage vendors to operate in new locations. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

It will soon be easier than ever to grab a bite or a drink at some of Albany’s most popular locations, with the City calling for food van operators to park up at eight locations.

The City of Albany council voted in June to make changes to its trading in public places policy to grant more freedom for mobile food and beverage vendors to operate across the City.

Spots at Sandpatch, Nanarup Beach, Lake Weerlara Park, Foundation Park, Goode Beach and Surfers Beach at Middleton will be open for operators to nab a fixed trading licence for a three-month trial.

The licences could be extended to a year based on community feedback.

Five-year licences will also be available for sites at Middleton Beach and Centennial Park.

Mayor Dennis Wellington said providing mobile vendors with more opportunities to trade would help the local economy thrive in the wake of COVID-19.

“Many businesses are looking for new ways to trade, so offering them a fixed location for a nominated period of time will allow them to find a new market, fresh environment and boost their business,” he said.

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