Planning proposal: mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) on Council-owned roads as exempt development
The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to allow mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) as exempt development on Council-owned roads. The exhibition of the Planning Proposal is in accordance with section 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee endorsed the Planning Proposal to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to include mobile food vending vehicles as exempt development on Council-owned roads.
A copy of the officer’s report to Council is available for download.
Also a copy of the Council and CSPC resolution is available for download.
The City is developing a new strategy to guide the development of Sydney’s night-time economy over the next 20 years. The OPEN Sydney: Draft strategy and action plan 2012-2030 has been informed by extensive research and community feedback. Common themes from the consultation process included concerns about safety, a lack of night time diversity and suggestions for late night dining options such as the food trucks found in New York City, Los Angeles, Bangkok and London.
OPEN Sydney identified the need to expand the diversity of take away food offering currently available in Central Sydney and the wider local government area. Mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) will cater for people looking for inexpensive and quality take away dining.
The Sydney Food Trucks Trial emerged from the OPEN Sydney consultation where many people said they wanted more and better quality late night food options including food trucks. The Sydney Food Trucks 12-month trial is part of the objective of creating vibrant nightlife to take away foods from mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) located at various locations around the City. Currently the food trucks are limited to regular trading on 10 sites for which development consent has been granted.
This Planning Proposal relates to the exemption of mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) to allow them to operate on Council-owned roads without the need for development consent.
It is proposed to include an entry in Schedule 2 – Exempt Development – in the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to allow the operation of mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) to be exempt development, subject to meeting certain criteria.
To support the amendment, Council is proposing to develop a Local Approvals Policy under the Local Government Act 1993 to provide the framework and outline the detailed circumstances and conditions under which the food trucks will operate.
The inclusion of mobile food vending vehicles (food trucks) as exempt development will eliminate the need for an activity assessment under Part 5 or a development consent under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, in favour of a simpler approvals process.
The OPEN Sydney: Draft strategy and action plan 2012-2030 which will guide the development of Sydney’s night-time economy over the next 20 years will go to Council for endorsement in early 2013.
The exhibition period closed Wednesday 8 August 2012.
Submissions closed Wednesday 8 August 2012.
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the Alexandria Peer Review contact:
02 9265 email@example.com
|Planning Proposal: Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 – Mobile Food Vending Vehicles (food trucks) as exempt development on Council-owned roads||PDF 78.1 KB||Download|
|Council and CSPC Resolutions – June 2012||PDF 264.8 KB||Download|
|Gateway Determination||PDF 161.6 KB||Download|
Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2013