Licence for food trucks to service Snug Cove precinct

Media release | 30 October 2020

The NSW Government has granted a temporary licence to the Eden Visitor Information Centre to allow vendors including mobile food and drink vending outlets to service the Snug Cove foreshore precinct at Eden.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the licence has been granted by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and is effective for use immediately.

“The Snug Cove waterfront precinct is a key area for visitors to Eden as well as a hub for local residents so it’s important that food and beverage services are in place to support them and bring life to the area,” Mr Constance said.

“The Department has been working with stakeholders including Bega Valley Shire Council, the Port Authority of NSW, the Eden Chamber of Commerce and the Eden Visitor Information Centre to explore options and find workable solutions to keep the precinct activated.

“Discussions with the Eden Visitor Information Centre have resulted in a temporary licence being granted to allow the placement of mobile food and beverage vans in the Snug Cove precinct to service the area through the coming summer and Easter periods.

“The Eden Visitor Information Centre is inviting food and coffee van vendors that would be interested in supporting the Snug Cove precinct to contact them and register their interest orinfo@visiteden.com.au.”

Mr Constance said the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will continue to explore options for the revitalisation of the site as part of the Harbourside Activation Project.

“No decision has yet been made about the future of the building, which has been closed due to structural and safety issues, however the Department advises the likely outcome is it will have to be demolished to make the site safe and to allow the area to be revitalised,” Mr Constance said.

“This would open up fresh options for the site including potential adaptive reuse for a mix of uses including public open space and spaces that support tourism and hospitality so that it can continue to serve the local community and visitors to the region.”