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Western Suburbs Weekly - - City of Perth News -

The City of Perth Coun­cil has ap­proved a new 12-month Mo­bile Food Truck trial as part of its com­mit­ment to en­cour­age di­verse busi­ness, in­no­va­tive food cul­ture, and to at­tract peo­ple to un­tapped ar­eas in the CBD. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaf­fidi said an ini­tial four-month trial, con­ducted be­tween Fe­bru­ary and May of this year, was a great suc­cess. “A sec­ond and longer trial is nec­es­sary to in­ves­ti­gate whether mo­bile food trad­ing could be­come a per­ma­nent fix­ture in the in­nercity,” Ms Scaf­fidi said. “Be­gin­ning in Oc­to­ber this year, the new twelve month trial will cul­mi­nate with the in­tro­duc­tion of a pol­icy sub­mis­sion to Coun­cil that will be con­sid­ered care­fully to en­sure that ex­ist­ing food re­tail­ers are not dis­ad­van­taged.” The new trial will re­quire in­ter­ested food truck op­er­a­tors to sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion to the City of Perth and pay a $1,141.80 an­nual fee if awarded a per­mit. Ms Scaf­fidi said the first trial was con­ducted due to over­whelm­ing sup­port and en­quires re­ceived about food trucks, and now the City knows how much they are loved, it can work to­wards best prac­tice in in­te­grat­ing them into ev­ery­day city life.

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