Who is Albury Central?
Since 1999, Albury Central has been funded by a levy on all commercial businesses located within the CBD boundaries of Wilson Street, Hume Street, Young Street and Wodonga Place. The funds raised annually are directed towards activities designed to bring people to the Albury CBD to shop, eat out, attend appointments and utilise professional services.
The organisation is managed by a voluntary committee of management made up of people – business owners, managers and employees who are committed to keeping Albury vibrant so that all businesses within the area benefit.
Albury Central is your organisation; we are funded by you…… for your benefit!
Albury Central is OPEN this Victorian Labour Day – Victorian Labour Day long weekend in March. Designed to increase foot traffic, sales and add exposure to all CBD traders who participate on the day.
Emergency Services Day – 3rd Saturday in April. Traders and their families are able to hear the sirens, see the vehicles and meet the people of our local Emergency Services in a positive environment.
Albury Central’s Applause Festival – 3rd Satuday of October. Known as the ‘Jewel in the crown’ within Albury Central’s calendar of events, this provides opportunities for communities to come together to celebrate and share in cultural and artistic experiences. It also brings economic and social benefits to the region by attracting tourists, involving local businesses and celebrating community identity. Visitwww.applausefestival.com for more details OR follow us atwww.facebook.com/ApplauseFestival
Christmas Activities (Includes Members night, Window Competition and Christmas Family Fun Day) All designed to increase foot traffic, gain business exposure and increase sales.
Throughout the year - Albury Central hosts and participates in a number of events and activities throughout the year including the ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’ by delivering morning tea to businesses who can’t leave their office campaign in May each year (In 2013 we raised over $400), we also pariticpate in the Relay for Life in October each year with over $2,200 raised in 2013.
‘This Heart will make you Smile’ television commercial, features well known Albury Central faces of Albury’s CBD. This is shown at peak times throughout the year. A new television commercial will be produced in 2014.
Our CBD traders have the opportunity to use our David Street window to help promote their stores activities.
Heartshare activities- Albury Central also recognises important dates and events throughout the year and celebrates them in a small but meaningful ways.
- Chocolate give aways for Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, and Father’s Day.
In April 2012, AlburyCity ratified the continuation of the CBD Promotional Special Rate, following a grouling Levy Review process 12 months prior. The CBD Promotional Special Rate, payable by all CBD Traders, funds Albury Central’s events and activities designed to promote and enhance the vibrancy of our CBD.
AlburyCity will also continue to support Albury Central by providing $25,000 towards our Administration and a further $11,000 for the Applause Festival. This review has given us the opportunity to assess our self worth and has provided us with the tools to expand our services for years to come.
Albury Central is dedicated to promoting the Albury Central business district as ‘The heart’ of Albury and with 600+ members across all sectors of the business and retail community, we strive to create new events and support existing initiatives; What is a city without a heart?
The organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing the vibrancy of Albury’s CBD.