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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.