Wallsend Town Business Association
Wallsend Town Business Association (WTBA) is an independent Business Improvement Association (BIA), governed by a Constitution.
The WTBA is a member based group of local business owners, commercial property owners and community groups. The WTBA is led by a board of active member volunteers that are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in September each year.
The WTBA also contracts a part time Project Coordinator to action and implement an annual Business Plan.
Membership of the WTBA is open to businesses, commercial property owners and community groups in the Wallsend area. Memberships are also considered from businesses outside the area that wish to network and communicate with the local business community.
For further information on becoming a member of WTBA please click on this link BECOME A MEMBER.
BOARD MEETINGS: The Board meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month.
BUSINESS NETWORKING: Business Networking evenings are held Bi Monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at various venues and businesses in Wallsend, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Businesses are brought up to date with upcoming events, happenings and issues in the area. Businesses are also welcome to introduce and promote their businesses at the Networking Evenings. Special guest speakers, State, Federal and Council representatives are also invited to attend and share relevant information. All Wallsend businesses are welcome to attend. Next Meeting is Tuesday April 18th 2017 at Mulligan Property Group, 108 Nelson Street, Wallsend 5.30pm.
WTBA FUNDING: Newcastle City Council collects a special benefit rate levy (SBRL); through a Funding and Service Agreement from commercial property owners within a defined area of Wallsend’s CBD. Council passes the levied funds onto the WTBA to implement and manage an approved 3 year Business Plan.
The WTBA works closely with relevant Council staff to draw on assistance provided with an integrated approach to the overall economic development of Wallsend. Business Plans have traditionally focused on localised marketing activity, public facility improvements, street beautification and special events.