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Coffee Vans Policy to be created

A policy will be developed for the deployment of coffee and food vans at various locations and events around the region after a motion put forward by Councillor Margaret O’Connor was adopted at the April 28 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The policy will outline a clear set of guidelines for those wanting to set up a coffee or food van around the LGA, and will ensure no existing businesses are affected.

Cr O’Connor said it would be hugely beneficial for tourism and the economy.

“Having temporary food and coffee options in out of the way places such as Dumaresq Dam would be hugely beneficial to those exploring our wonderful region and would make these beautiful tourist attractions more user-friendly,” said Cr O’Connor.

“It will also mean there will be more ways for people to spend money and support local businesses, which would have positive impacts on the economy.”

Another reason why Council decided the policy should be implemented is to increase safety for families with young children who frequently visit the region’s parks and playgrounds.

“A perfect example of a place where a coffee van would be beneficial is in Curtis Park near the new playground,” said Cr O’Connor.

“A coffee van would mean parents of small children would not have to leave the playground to take their children across the busy road and parking lot to get something to eat or drink,” she said.

“This would greatly improve safety, and make it easier for families to enjoy a day out in our beautiful parks and public spaces.”

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