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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Coffee carts brewing for Brisbane parks

Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, is pledging to boost the number of coffee carts on offer at city parks as part of his council re-election campaign.

In a statement, the Lord Mayor said if the LNP is re-elected at the March 16 local government election, his council would undertake a citywide assessment to identify the best locations and times when coffee carts can cater for residents at parks, playgrounds and dog off-leash areas.

An initial assessment has already identified around 60 locations at Brisbane parks that will be activated for coffee carts and other mobile food businesses, he said.

“Brisbane is renowned for having the best lifestyle in Australia as well as some of the best coffee so we’re going to bring them together in our parks, playgrounds and dog parks,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Our Coffee Carts in Parks plan will help make our network of more than 2,100 parks even more popular.

“I think residents will enjoy being able to easily grab a coffee while they’re visiting a park, taking the kids to a playground or exercising their dog in an off-leash area. 

“Under this plan, we’re also supporting Brisbane’s growing range of mobile food businesses, giving them more opportunities to reach customers.” 

There are currently 15 coffee cart operators and 44 Gourmet Food Trucks approved to use a small number of Council-owned locations. 

Under the Coffee Carts in Parks plan, the Council will streamline the approval process for vendors, the Lord Mayor said.

“Coffee cart operators and other mobile food businesses will be able to book to operate at one of the approved locations within designated time slots. 

“Council will ensure approved locations are not close to an existing food business that serves coffee.”

The registration fee will also be reduced to $450 for 12 months compared to the current cost of $321.48 for 6 months, he said.  

Proposed locations to be made available for coffee carts: 

7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Albert Bishop Park, Nundah
Alfred & Lucina Best Park, The Gap
Biami Yumba Park, Fig Tree Pocket
Bill Brown Sports Reserve, Fitzgibbon
Bill McFarlane Park, Wakerley
Bradbury Park, Chermside
Broadwater Picnic Ground, Mansfield
C.B. Mott Park, Holland Park
C.J. Greenfield Complex Park, Richlands
Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale
Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie
D.J. Sherrington Park, Inala
D.M. Henderson Park, Macgregor
Davies Park, West End
Deagon Sportsground Park, Deagon
Decker Park, Brighton
E.E. McCormick Place, Brisbane City
Elanora Park, Wynnum
Frew Park, Milton
George Clayton Park, Manly
Glindemann Park, Holland Park West
Graceville Riverside Parklands, Graceville
Greenways Esplanade Park, Parkinson
Grinstead Park, Enoggera
Hidden World Playground, Fitzgibbon
Holmead Road Park, Eight Mile Plains
Jindalee Boat Ramp Park, Jindalee
John Walker Place, Yeronga
Keperra Picnic Ground Park, Ferny Grove
Kev Hooper Memorial Park, Inala
Kianawah Park, Tingalpa
Les Atkinson Park, Sunnybank
Lota Camping Reserve, Lota
Majestic Park, Coorparoo 
Moggill District Sports Clubs, Moggill
Mortimer Rd Park, Acacia Ridge
Mt Gravatt Park, Mount Gravatt
Nathan Road Park, Runcorn
Northey Street, Windsor
Orleigh Park, West End
Porter’s Paddock Park (Minnippi Parklands), Carina
Priestdale Road Park, Rochedale South
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Sandgate Foreshore Park, Brighton 
Sandgate Foreshore Park / Moora Park, Shorncliffe
Shand Street Park, Stafford
Shaw Estate Park, Wavell Heights 
Sir John Chandler Park, Indooroopilly
Svoboda Park, Kuraby
Teralba Park, Everton Park
The Common Park, Coorparoo
The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake
Tuckeroo Park, Nudgee
Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve, Upper Kedron
Warril Parkland, Larapinta 
West End Riverside Lands Park, West End
Wittonga Park, The Gap
Yimbun Park, Sunnybank

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