The West End Traders Association Inc was first formed by a group of business owners in 1980-1981. The committee and sub committees have always given their valuable time to run the association totally free to all members.
As every business owner knows, this is not an easy task – to give up your free time to help promote West End to benefit all business owners in the West End (Kurilpa) area.
We aim to work together with other community groups on various projects. The West End Street Festival, for example, was our very first project working together with West End Community House, Street Arts, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Lions and local business and community groups.
The very first festival was held on a Thursday Night and was attended by 3000 plus patrons. This was a true family street festival thanks to all groups in the West End area.
The West End Traders Association Inc., over the last 38 years, has achieved a strong working relationship with Brisbane City Council, State Government, Local Police, West End Community House, West End Community Association, Elders of the Local Indigenous Groups, South Bank Corporation, South Brisbane Business Association, Woolloongabba Business Association, and Brisbane Marketing.