As part of Burwood’s reinvigoration of the community post lock down, Council is exploring options for events, activations and pop up experiences, throughout the LGA.

As a part of this work Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) from suitably qualified businesses who would like to be part of Burwood Summer through the setup of a pop up mobile food vendor at Henley Park (near the Enfield Aquatic Centre).

Applications are only open to trucks, vans, or trailers. We are unable to accept vendors who operate out of a marquee or similar.

Applications are required to be submitted via the online form. Successful food vendor applications are based on a range of criteria presented to a selection panel for suitability.


Works involve the set up and operation of a pop-up mobile food vendor within the Park as per the following table for 3 months commencing 1 December 2021.

The Expression of Interest will be a rotating monthly schedule with other mobile food vendors.

Please specify requested park, month and hours of operation in your expression of interest.




Minimum Hours

Henley Park North near Enfield Aquatic Centre

8 Portland St, Enfield

Week days

Saturdays & Sundays

8am – 2pm

8am – 3pm


Through this EOI process you are invited to submit a proposal for a pop up mobile food vendor at one of the identified locations for one of the allocated day and time slots. The vendor must operate on the days and times detailed above.

The support offered by Council will include:

  • Advice on layout and community engagement
  • Local media advertising and promotion
  • Direct marketing to Council Databases
  • Feature on Council website
  • Promotion on Council’s social media
  • Directional signage placement in high traffic areas

NB – There will be no access to power or water on site, rubbish must be removed and no equipment may remain on site. Vendor must adhere to the NSW Public Health order in force


Enfield Aquatic Centre

The EAC is situated in picturesque Henley Park and has been serving the local community since 1933. It has a 50m outdoor pool, the newly developed indoor 25m pool water play area plus a babies’ and a toddlers pool. The outdoor 50 metre pool is the oldest freshwater pool in Sydney.

Henley Park

Henley Park is a large park bounded by Shelley, Portland and Mitchell Streets. The park can also be accessed from Ann, Short, Hunt and Baker Streets. Henley Park is a favourite location for a recreational spot among the locals. It has multiple sports fields, cricket nets, a 1.5km track that wraps around the entire park that's a popular spot for walking. The park has outdoor exercise equipment, barbecues, picnic shelters, drinking fountains, toilets, change rooms, a kiosk, an outdoor chess set, two sheltered playgrounds with a rubber soft fall surface, flying fox and a futsal field. The Park also features an obstacle course which incorporates a variety of physical challenges. The equipment is designed for climbing, balance and upper body strength.

Assessment Criteria

Applications are evaluated against the following criteria:

  • The quality of the mobile food vendor concept
  • Value for money
  • The capacity of the business to develop and deliver a successful cafe
  • Demonstrated experience – Referees to be provided from last 3 events
  • Demonstrated understanding of concept and site
  • Experience working with local government
  • Compliance with WHS legislation and safety standards.
  • Full insurance coverage with $20 million Public & Products Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance policies in effect.
  • COVID Safe Plan

Applications should demonstrate that their activation:

  • Creates a unique and positive visitor-friendly experience
  • Contributes to the enhancement of local life within Burwood, complementing rather than competing with the business and residential communities
  • Provides an accessible and affordable experience
  • Connects with the community and fits within the amenity of the region
  • Will have minimal impact on Council resources

COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces made the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Takeaway Food and Beverages) Order 2020 (the Order) on 31 March 2020.

Flexibility for food trucks

The Order allows mobile food and drink outlets (food trucks) to operate on any land at any time, if certain requirements are met.

The full list of requirements is set out in the Order and includes:

  • Food trucks must have consent of the owner of the land on which they are located. If a council or other public authority has control and management of the land, such as a public road, public reserve or other public place, consent in writing of the council or relevant public authority must be obtained;
  • If the food truck is located on private land:
    - It is limited to one food truck per lot; and
    - It must not contravene any conditions of development consent for any other use of the land.
    - A food truck may be located on private land where the current use, and development approval, is not for a food and drink premises.
  • There must be enough space to allow customers to comply with social distancing requirements—customers must be able to stand least 1.5 metres from each other. Seating for customers cannot be provided.
  • All other requirements including not obstructing vehicle or pedestrian access and taking steps to reduce noise still apply.

Expression of Interest