Hamilton (Trading in) Public Places Policy

Closed 12 Nov 2020

Opened 1 Oct 2020

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Overview

Hamilton City Council are proposing changes to the Hamilton City Council Public Places Policy.

The Public Places Policy was first adopted in 2009 as per the Local Government Act 2002 requirements. The Council is required to review the existing policy every three years as per the Hamilton Significance and Engagement Policy.

A summary of the proposed changes are also available in the following languages:

PROPOSED CHANGES

The Council proposes to change the name of the policy to the Trading in Public Places Policy. This will clarify the purpose of the policy.

New proposed definition of ‘Food Truck
The current policy does not have a definition for ‘Food Truck’.

A Food Truck is proposed to be defined as “a type of Mobile Shop entirely equipped to cook, prepare, serve, and/or sell food. May have on-board kitchens and prepare food or heat up food that was prepared in a commercial kitchen. May also sell hot or cold beverages. Food Trucks may only offer food/beverage related items. A Food Truck is a subcategory of Mobile Shops.”

Food Trucks to be allowed in the Central City area
A change is also proposed to allow Food Trucks to operate in the Central City only as part of a market or event. Currently, mobile shops are not specifically allowed to operate in this manner, limiting options during markets and events.

Allow Food Trucks to operate for the same hours as any market or event they are part of 
Currently, Mobile Shops (including Food Trucks) are only allowed to operate between 6am and 10pm. If a Mobile Shop or Food Truck are part of an event of market that is happening outside of those hours, they must stop operating. It is proposed to allow the hours of operation to be the same as for any market or event they are part of.

Options for a change in the Central City area where Mobile Shop restrictions will apply
The Council proposes to extend the size of the area where Mobile Shops (including Food Trucks) are restricted from operating. There are three options:

  • The current area which has a restricted area covering the Central City area.
  • An extension of the current area down to the river
  • An extension of the current area down to the river and extending further down the river to Anzac Bridge.

Why we are consulting

The Council wants to consult on its intention to continue the current Policy with changes.  If you do not think the Policy should be continued with changes, then the Council would like to know why.  View the proposed changes Policy and current Policy at the bottom of this page under Related.

There are four options to consider.

Option 1: Proposed policy with current central city restricted area

  • Change the name of the policy to the Trading In Public Places Policy.
  • New Food Truck Definition.
  • Food Trucks to be permitted to operate in the Central City as part of an event or market.
  • If part of an event or market, allow Mobile Shops/Food Trucks will be able to operate to the same hours as the event or market is permitted to operate.
  • Continue with a restricted Central City as it currently is.

Option 2: Proposed policy with extended central city restricted area (to the river)

  • Change the name of the policy to the Trading In Public Places Policy.
  • New Food Truck Definition.
  • Food Trucks to be permitted to operate in the Central City as part of an event or market.
  • If part of an event or market, allow Mobile Shops/Food Trucks will be able to operate to the same hours as the event or market is permitted to operate.
  • Extend the restricted Central City area down to the river, between London Street and Knox Street.

Option 3: Proposed policy with extended central city restricted area (to the river; and between Claudelands Bridge and Anzac Parade Bridge)

  • Change the name of the policy to the Trading In Public Places Policy.
  • New Food Truck Definition.
  • Food Trucks to be permitted to operate in the Central City as part of an event or market.
  • If part of an event or market, allow Mobile Shops/Food Trucks will be able to operate to the same hours as the event or market is permitted to operate.
  • Extend the restricted Central City area down to the river between London Street and Anzac Parade.

Option 4: Continue the current policy and current restricted area without the proposed changes

The policy will continue to be called the Public Places Policy, which may not indicate the purpose as clearly as the Trading in Public Places Policy.

The restricted Central City area will be the same as it currently is.

OPTIONS 1 - 4 MAPS:

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