Food trucks to cater to peckish park goers

12 April 2016

The City is getting on board the food truck phenomenon, launching a trial to allow food trucks to serve peckish people in popular Gold Coast parks.

Food truck vendors are being encouraged to apply for permits that will allow them to operate in ten designated City parks on weekends and public holidays. 

The street food scene on the Gold Coast has taken off in recent years with 258 licensed food trucks, an increase from 200 in 2013.

Chair of the Community and Cultural Development Committee, Councillor Bob La Castra said it’s a trend he wants to see continue.

“All of the world’s most vibrant cities have amazing street food scenes and I want to build that reputation for the Gold Coast,” said Cr La Castra. 

“Our city has great weather and beautiful parks, which makes it the perfect setting for a picnic with high quality cuisine provided by local licensed food trucks”.

Parks frequented by families and not already serviced by local businesses and food outlets were shortlisted for the trial and include:

  • Pratten Park, Broadbeach
  • Cascade gardens, Broadbeach
  • Schusters Park, Tallebudgera
  • Hinterland Regional Park, Mudgeeraba
  • Pizzey skate park, Miami
  • Jabiru Island Park, Paradise Point
  • Philip Park, Main Beach
  • Macintosh Island Park, Main Beach
  • Len Fox Park, Labrador
  • Damien Leeding Park, Oxenford.

If the trial is successful, the City will look to make food truck parks a permanent feature of the Gold Coast that are a “must-do” activity for visitors and locals.

A limited amount of permits will be issued for 12 months and are open to anyone with a current City of Gold Coast mobile food vendor licence.  The trial runs until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Apply by visiting cityofgoldcoast.com.au/foodtrucks

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