Should more food vans and pop-up shops be allowed to operate in Broome?
It would be difficult for us as a permanent restaurant and bar to compete with a food van while we keep our doors open over the wet, pay rent for the facility and come up with wages.
The non-permanent people should pay rent reflecting the amount of business being done and rents paid by competitors.
Chinatown businesses pay land rates and taxes, but mobile traders can just pop up, make money and leave without paying these same rates.
If it is not restricted to special event days, we will wind up with a lot of businesses possibly closing their doors.
Any negative impact on the periods where everyone is trying to make a living is a detriment to the town.
It would affect not only our business, but many other traders in Chinatown and the Shire have to look elsewhere.