Towns like Holbrook, Walla and Henty could soon be hosting food trucks on council-owned land after a spike in interest from operators.
Council has prepared a draft policy to allow mobile food vans after receiving complaints that some were operating without approvals.
In a report to council's May meeting, environment and planning director Colin Kane wrote that because council had received "little interest" previously there was no approval process, but potential operators had emerged "since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic".
"Council's environmental health officer had undertaken health inspections of some vehicles, however no approvals to trade were issued," he said.
"Some parties started trading without approval.
"Since receiving complaints, council staff have approached the traders and requested they cease selling food until all the necessary approvals have been obtained.
"They were advised that council staff would prepare a local approvals policy."
Under the draft policy, no food van would be permitted within 200 metres of a premises that offers food, and trading would be restricted to five hours, between 6am and 10pm.
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But even if the policy is endorsed in July after an exhibition period, any approvals issued to operators this year will not be permanent.
Mr Kane has proposed a trial take place before an approval process for operators is locked in.
"It is considered that with appropriate control measures in place, there is the opportunity that these proprietors could supplement the food vending services that are provided by existing fixed food businesses," he said.
"The report is advocating a trial period of 11 months wherein council can ascertain the effects of permitting mobile food vending to occur in public areas."