Changes to food van policy
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.