Project Update - Council Makes a Submission to State Government's 'Food Trucks in SA' Discussion Paper

In response to the State Government’s ‘Food Trucks In SA’ Discussion Paper Council has reviewed the Discussion Paper and carefully considered the options tabled and the potential implications this may have for councils in South Australia.

Council’s current position and response to the Discussion Paper is presented throughout this submission including:
  • Response to the Discussion Paper
  • An overview of the ACC Mobile Food Vending Program and Operating Guidelines
  • Legislative context
  • Response to Option 1 – Consistent Permit System
  • Response to Option 2 – Centralised Permit System
The Discussion Paper and Council’s MFV Operating Guidelines both acknowledge MFVs provide a number of benefits to a city and local communities in terms of increased vibrancy, activation and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The past four years have seen the Adelaide City Council successfully manage a MFV program which is responsive to and supports the Council and Government’s outcomes of a vibrant city while providing a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Council believes through sharing its’ research and findings with State Government it provides a platform for LG and State Government to work together to ensure the outcomes of all parties and their stakeholders are achieved.

Council’s view is that while the options outlined in the Discussion Paper may provide some benefit to MFVs, it is felt there is a distinct lack of clarity around how the proposed reforms would work in practice. Therefore, Council will provide a finalised position on the reforms proposed once the outcome of the Discussion Paper is released.
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