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Food Truck Trial

Consultation closed on 31 December 2017



The City of Ryde is conducting a Food Truck Trial between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

This trial aims to:

  • Identify opportunities for food truck businesses within the City of Ryde
  • Understand the current demand for food trucks in the City of Ryde
  • Investigate and trial various locations
  • Understand the impacts of food truck businesses on existing businesses
  • Understand any other potential issues that may arise as a  result of food truck operations
  • Establish appropriate fees and charges for future food truck operations

During this period, approvals will be issued to food truck businesses to operate in specified locations throughout the local government area. These locations include (but are not limited to):

  • Anzac Park, West Ryde
  • Blenheim Park, North Ryde
  • Cottonwood Crescent, Macquarie Park
  • Fontenoy Park, Macquarie Park
  • Kissing Point Park, Putney
  • Meadowbank Wharf, Meadowbank
  • Putney Park, Putney

It is also possible that a cluster of food trucks may operate at one location. 

To find out more about the Food Truck Trial and the approvals process click here.

Latest Updates

Council Resolution

Published on 1 March 2018

At its meeting held on 20 February 2018, Council's Works and Community Committee resolved the following: 

(a) That Council endorse the continued operation of Food Trucks within the City of Ryde.
(b) That Council finalise the Food Truck Guidelines used for the Trial and incorporate these into the existing Mobile Food Vending Approval process administered by the Environmental Health Team.
(c) That Council develop a web page and information pack to promote the Food Truck Guidelines, and the requirements for all modes of food truck operation;
a. Operating in the public domain
b. Operating on private commercial land
c. Operating as part of an event

 Note: This is now a resolution of Council in accordance with the Committee’s delegated powers. 

Have Your Say is now closed

Published on 2 January 2018

The Food Truck Trial feedback period closed on Sunday 31 December 2017.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 11 January 2017

The Food Truck Trial is currently open for feedback until Sunday 31 December 2017.

Have Your Say

During this trial we would like to hear from you about your experience, whether you are a food truck business, existing business, food truck patron, or members of the community. Please provide your feedback to Council by commenting below.

Submissions can also be made by e-mail or post.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Food Truck Trial'. They can be sent to:

Online Submission

The online submission has closed.


Privacy Notification

Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

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Contact Us

If you require more information about the Food Truck Trial please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222. 

Last updated on 12 August 2019