City plan for food trucks in Alkimos, Butler and Yanchep

An extension of a City of Wanneroo’s trial could bring food trucks to the Yanchep foreshore this summer. Picture: Anita McInnes

RESIDENTS might soon be able to find a food truck visiting Alkimos, Butler or Yanchep after the City of Wanneroo agreed to extend a trial started earlier this year.

A City of Wanneroo spokeswoman said the food truck trial would be expanded to all wards and would run through summer before finishing in June next year.

“During this time, the food truck operating model will be further refined, in respect to the best trading locations and times,’’ she said.

“Following the findings, an updated food truck model will be presented to the council within the first six months of next year, so a refined model can be launched in July 2018.’’

She said the trial from the first half of this year found 98.5 per cent of residents supported food truck trading within the city, and nearly 80 per cent were keen to see vendors trade all year round.

“The trial also indicated residents were exploring different places within the city, with more than 70 per cent of residents surveyed saying they would not have gone to that location if the food truck was not there.’’

The food truck trial will continue at Goal Ave in Madeley, Warradale Park in Landsdale, Avondale Park in Mindarie, Highview Park in Alexander Heights and Neville Park in Wanneroo.

In addition, the city will further consult with stakeholders in regards to the inclusion of the following sites for the extended trial in Highview Park in Alexander Heights, Scenic Park in Wanneroo, Discovery Park in Banksia Grove, Amery Park in Hocking, Brampton Park, Butler, Kingsbridge Park in Butler, Abbeville Park in Mindarie, Gumblossom Reserve in Quinns Rocks, Shorehaven Beach in Alkimos, Oldham Park in Yanchep and the foreshore and Fisherman’s Hollow in Yanchep.