TWENTY-four food truck permits have been issued by the Adelaide City Council out of a possible 30 as its controversial new rules come into effect.
The State Government has urged the Adelaide City Council to reconsider its controversial food truck limit, after almost 30 operators failed to renew their licences for 2016.
A bid to overturn new rules relating to the number of food truck operators in the Adelaide CBD has failed.
The Adelaide City Council yesterday voted to reduce the number of food truck operators from 40 to 30 and increase licensing fees to $2,500 per year.
THE number of food trucks in the CBD could be slashed and fees for operators increased under the latest plan for the industry under consideration by the Adelaide City Council.
My business is being destroyed by that better business and it’s the Government’s fault”.
MOBILE food trucks are not eating into the profits of traditional city businesses, the first major analysis of the growing new industry has found, and they in fact struggle to cover their own costs.
MILLIONAIRE property tycoon George Polites says Adelaide City Council should protect established city businesses by banning mobile food trucks and pulling support for pop-up venues such as the Royal Croquet Club.
Mobile food vans also weren’t subjected to the same regulatory framework as “bricks and mortar” businesses, and this needed to change.
Adelaide West End Association says Adelaide needs its own version of the Open Sydney plan, which sets night-time targets such as boosting the number of city users over 40 from 6 per cent to 40 per cent by 2030.
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