Sydney’s fleet of food trucks will become a permanent fixture after a successful two-year trial run by the City of Sydney.

After strong support from locals – and enquiries from more than 600 potential operators – city council voted in March to make its food truck program permanent and encourage even more to get on the road.

Nine trucks are currently in operation throughout the city, serving everything from yum cha to gourmet vegetarian burgers, to an average of 1700 customers each and every month. But this number is set to significantly increase, with the council issuing up to 50 new permits in more locations over the next two years.

Lord mayor Clover Moore said supporting Sydney’s emerging food truck culture was part of the city’s plan to create a safer and more diverse late-night economy.

“The Sydney Food Trucks program is a great example of how innovative ideas can create a brand new industry and transform the experience of dining after dark. Not only are the trucks generating new business and creating jobs across the city, they’re also providing fantastic new late-night dining options that simply didn’t exist a few years ago.

“Over the two-year trial period, the trucks have been embraced by locals and visitors alike. We’re delighted to commit our long-term support for this exciting new industry, and look forward to seeing even more trucks hit the streets soon.”

Information about the trucks, and a real-time location map, can be found at sydneyfoodtrucks.com.au.

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