Changes to food van pol­icy

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Har­vey Shire Coun­cil has ap­proved a change in pol­icy to al­low the op­er­a­tion of food vans, with the Myalup com­mu­nity suc­cess­fully re­mov­ing their beach­front site from the list.

The coun­cil ap­proved four sites in Aus­tralind and Bin­ningup and would seek ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est af­ter com­mer­cial val­u­a­tions were com­plete.

Har­vey shire pres­i­dent Ta­nia Jack­son said the coun­cil had re­ceived food van ap­pli­ca­tions for a few years and de­cided it was time to change the rules.

“It’s been con­tentious in some parts and with­out the guid­ance of a pol­icy that re­ally helped us eq­ui­tably man­age that, we were say­ing no,” Cr Jack­son said.

She said an in­crease in pop­u­lar­ity for mo­bile food ven­dors led to the change in pol­icy fol­low­ing pub­lic com­ment on five water­front lo­ca­tions.

“The My­laup com­mu­nity said they felt that they had one shop in town that would be di­rectly af­fected by that and the com­mu­nity didn’t want to see that,” Cr Jack­son said.

The ap­proved lo­ca­tions in Aus­tralind were the Eco-Mu­seum, Christina Sreet and Ri­d­ley Place, and the beach carpark in Bin­ningup.

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