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Food Trucks – Template Permit under Section 222 and Updated Template Location Rules - Circular 47.5

To Chief Executive Officer
Economic Development and Tourism Staff
Environmental Health Staff
Finance and Accounting Staff
Governance Officers
Marketing and Public Relations Staff
Planning - Building Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 21 November 2017
Contact Andrea Malone
Email: andrea.malone@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The LGA has developed a template permit for councils to issue under section 222 of the Local Government Act, for the operation of food trucks (mobile food vendors). In addition, following the making of the Local Government (General) (Mobile Food Vendors) Variation Regulations 2017, the LGA has updated the template Location Rules that were issued in circular 42. on 18 October 2017. The reason for the update is that the clause numbering in the Regulations changed when they were made and no longer accords with the clause numbering in the template Location Rules issued earlier.

The LGA has developed a template permit for councils to issue under section 222 of the Local Government Act, for the operation of food trucks (mobile food vendors) when the legislation commences on 1 March 2018.  The template permit has been drafted for the LGA by Tanom Legal.

In addition, following the promulgation of the Local Government (General) (Mobile Food Vendors) Variation Regulations 2017 last week, the LGA has updated the template Location Rules that were issued in circular 42.5 on 18 October 2017. The reason for the update is that the clause numbering in the Regulations changed when they were made and no longer accords with the clause numbering in the template Location Rules issued earlier. 

As indicated in an earlier circular, officers from the Department of Premier and Cabinet also drafted guidelines for Location Rules.  Tanom Legal has reviewed these Location Rules for the LGA and has advised that it may be more helpful to develop a template permit for councils rather than attempt to amalgamate the two sets of Rules.  The LGA accepted the advice and the template permit is now available.

Both the revised template Location Rules and the template permit can be accessed here.  They are called respectively:

Food trucks – template Location Rules – revised 20 November 2017

Food trucks – template permit for s222 – 20 November 2017

For further information please contact Andrea Malone (andrea.malone@lga.sa.gov.au)

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