A new food truck park is launching this year, gifting South Geelong an outdoor oasis

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A new food truck park is launching this year, gifting South Geelong an outdoor oasis

The Bird Watching Society

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Victorians sure love a food truck park. You’d be hard-pressed to find a local who hasn’t found joy in devouring morsels of food flung from a truck at NightJar Festival, Geelong’s Food Truck Fiesta, The Inn’s Food Truck Fridays or the annual Great Australian Beer Festival.

In excellent news, it looks like Geelong’s set to host a new event space dedicated to celebrating food trucks, markets and events with The Bin Chicken.

With plans originally submitted to the City of Greater Geelong last year by The Food Truck Projects and Geelong resident Aaron Dixon, detailing his move to develop a block of land on Little Fyans St in South Geelong for a food and drink premises (food trucks), it seems the plans have been given the green light, with The Bin Chicken now calling out for locals and our neighbours in Melbourne to get involved.

Inspired by Dixon’s similar past project ‘The Bird Watching Society’ in Prahan, the new outdoor event space intends to host food trucks, coffee vans, unique themed markets and stallholders, car clubs and sports groups, plant sellers, popup stallholders and fitness groups/teachers, offering Geelong a unique space to explore all the things we love.

A quick glance at its social media, and it looks like plans are already in motion for a dedicated monthly plant market, bringing together florists, green thumbs, makers of pots and furniture, artists, among other plant retailers.

According to the original plans, the event space is set to include a decent-sized grassed lounge area and seating for up to 120 people, a row of parking space for food trucks, and a car park for the customers.

Oh and the best part? It’s going to be dog friendly, so that’s us sold.

Keep up to date with the latest via The Bin Chicken’s socials here, and if you’re keen on getting involved send Dixon a message via Facebook.