MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is overseeing opportunities for entrepreneurs to provide coffee and snacks from one fixed and multiple mobile venues.
Expressions of interest are being sought for the lease of the cafe attached to the Mornington library and comments are being sought from the public on mobile food vans.
Proposed changes to the shire’s food truck policy proposes increasing permits from one to three years (with extra winter-only permits); providing electricity to mobile food van site; adding new sites and increasing “residential roving” permits from two to four; and “asking food truck vendors to demonstrate how they will benefit the local community”.
The library cafe lease ran out in 2020 but the current operators were allowed to continue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shire says it is looking for expression of interests from local business and social enterprises.
“Mornington library is visited by around 650 people each week and is a popular spot with locals of all ages: You’ll be serving up babycinos for Storytime and lattes for book club,” The mayor Cr Anthony Marsh said.
The cafe does not have a kitchen but is equipped with food and drink fridges and a small food preparation area.
“It would be a perfect fit for a social enterprise or a local business. Everyone, including previous tenants are welcome to apply,” Marsh said.
Expressions of interest close 6 August.