City of Palmerston is seeking community feedback on the proposal for introducing pop-up dining into Palmerston’s public spaces.
Also called street food or mobile food vendors, pop-up dining may take different forms but usually refers to selling takeaway-style food on a regular basis from a temporary stall, booth, cart, truck or van in a public space.
Potential initial locations include:
- Sanctuary Lakes, Gunn
- Marlow Lagoon Recreation Area
- University Lake in The Heights, Durack
- Goyder Square, CBD
Council wants to explore the potential benefits of promoting and encouraging pop up dining such as:
- activate and revitalise public spaces in the CBD and parkland areas
- encourage tourism by increasing the number of Territory locals visiting Palmerston
- improve safety in areas that are activated by the pop-up dining enterprises through passive surveillance
- enhance the sense of community and increase social interaction for Palmerston residents, community groups and businesses by providing unique, outdoor dining experiences
- encourage novel and creative entrepreneurial activities such as start-up food businesses to potentially stimulate the local economy
- build social capital pride in Palmerston
Council is undertaking community consultation to evaluate the level of community support for pop-up dining in Palmerston, seek feedback on the perceived advantages and disadvantages this initiative and identify potential suitable sites for pop-up dining.
How to have your say
The consultation is open for feedback from 19 September to 2 November 2018.
If pop-up dining is supported by the community, Council may run a trial program at limited sites, and under recommended conditions, within Palmerston. Stakeholder feedback will be used to inform policy around pop-up dining in Palmerston.
If pop-up dining is not widely supported, Council will consider not progressing with the project at this time.