Mobile Food Vending Program

Consultation has concluded

Trail Program Outcomes

Earlier this year we asked for your feedback regarding the City of Onkaparinga’s Mobile Food Vending Program. The engagement followed the 15 month trial of the program which concluded on, 30 June 2019.

Nine (9) responses were received comprising of five local residents, one local business owner and three who were both local residents and local businesses owners.

Feedback overall was positive with only a small number of respondents disagreeing with the allocation of parking spaces for Mobile Food Vendors.

Based on the success of the Mobile Food Vending Program trial, the City of Onkaparinga will continue to offer the program on an ongoing basis.

Mobile Food Vending operators were also given an opportunity to provide feedback about the trial program.

Two responses received raised concerns about the ability to move within the selected locations and uncertainty of available car parking bays, thus impacting business viability, the need for dedicated and protected parking spaces, better council and community support and seeking understanding that operators are local business and form part of the tourism offer.

Key Learnings from the trail:

  • The initiative supported the creation of 15 jobs
  • Of the 33 vendors who operated during the trial, 5 Vendors also have fixed businesses within the Onkaparinga Region indicating some vendors are diversifying their business models
  • Mobile Food Vending sites that are most popular are typically in areas of higher level foot traffic
  • There continues to be a challenge in ensuring that pre-approved trading sites are viable for mobile food vendors (due to operating days and hours) without negatively impacting fixed food and beverage businesses and surrounding residents
  • Concerns raised by a small number of residents have been managed through discussions with the operator and amendments to their conditions of trade
  • Our ability to collect data on the usage/demand of pre-approved sites is currently limited and improved data collection improvements should be investigated to assist with decision making
  • There is a need for ongoing education and flexibility (where supported by quality data) to be able to modify specific approved site operating conditions such as operating hours as the business landscape changes.
  • Mobile food vendors have found it difficult to access some of our pre-approved trading sites due to parking which could be managed through onsite signage.

Once again, thank you to those who provided feedback.

Trail Program Outcomes

Earlier this year we asked for your feedback regarding the City of Onkaparinga’s Mobile Food Vending Program. The engagement followed the 15 month trial of the program which concluded on, 30 June 2019.

Nine (9) responses were received comprising of five local residents, one local business owner and three who were both local residents and local businesses owners.

Feedback overall was positive with only a small number of respondents disagreeing with the allocation of parking spaces for Mobile Food Vendors.

Based on the success of the Mobile Food Vending Program trial, the City of Onkaparinga will continue to offer the program on an ongoing basis.

Mobile Food Vending operators were also given an opportunity to provide feedback about the trial program.

Two responses received raised concerns about the ability to move within the selected locations and uncertainty of available car parking bays, thus impacting business viability, the need for dedicated and protected parking spaces, better council and community support and seeking understanding that operators are local business and form part of the tourism offer.

Key Learnings from the trail:

  • The initiative supported the creation of 15 jobs
  • Of the 33 vendors who operated during the trial, 5 Vendors also have fixed businesses within the Onkaparinga Region indicating some vendors are diversifying their business models
  • Mobile Food Vending sites that are most popular are typically in areas of higher level foot traffic
  • There continues to be a challenge in ensuring that pre-approved trading sites are viable for mobile food vendors (due to operating days and hours) without negatively impacting fixed food and beverage businesses and surrounding residents
  • Concerns raised by a small number of residents have been managed through discussions with the operator and amendments to their conditions of trade
  • Our ability to collect data on the usage/demand of pre-approved sites is currently limited and improved data collection improvements should be investigated to assist with decision making
  • There is a need for ongoing education and flexibility (where supported by quality data) to be able to modify specific approved site operating conditions such as operating hours as the business landscape changes.
  • Mobile food vendors have found it difficult to access some of our pre-approved trading sites due to parking which could be managed through onsite signage.

Once again, thank you to those who provided feedback.

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    Help us shape the Mobile Food Vending Program. Your feedback is critical in this process.

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    Help us shape the Mobile Food Vending Program. Your feedback is critical in this process.

    Please note that an asterix* denotes a mandatory field.


    Consultation has concluded