West End Traders Association

About Us

The West End Traders Association (WETA) represents more than 30 retail and commercial businesses who together employ more than 370 staff and service almost 400,000 customers every year.

WETA was first formed by a group of local business owners in 1980 in response to the need for a common voice and vision.

WETA's vision is to encourage a thriving West End business district through leadership, advocacy, connections, information, and promotion.  

WETA is an independent organisation raising its revenue from memberships and events.


Management Committee

Peter Marinelli - President

Peter Marinelli is the owner of Swiss Gourmet Delli, a West End institution which has been operating on Boundary Street since 1980.

Paul Hey - Vice President

Paul is the MD of Montague Developments.   During the last 25 plus years, Paul has been actively involved as a consultant/advisor and investor participant in real estate investments both large and small, primarily in South East Queensland.  

Lisa Timoney - Secretary

Lisa is the Senior Development Manager - Retail and Commercial, at West Village, the billion dollar West End urban renewal project by Sekisui House Australia.

Lula Counter - Treasurer

 Lula is the Customer Service Manager at the West End Branch of Delphi Bank which is a division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Delphi Bank has 15 branches across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Delphi Bank values are our family, our business, our community, our bank.


Mary Fontinos - Committee Member

Mary is the owner of Terry White Chemmart West End and Tanos Pharmacy, both on Boundary Street West End.

Brett Nolan - Committee Member

Brett is the owner of Chop Chop Changs.  The hugely popular pan-Asian restaurant, established on Boundary Street West End in 2013, has now served more than 20,000 customers.

Rebecca Herbst - Committee Member

Rebecca is the Sales Manager for Bees Nees City Realty.  Rebecca started in real estate sales in 1997 and has experienced all facets of the real estate profession. Rebecca holds a full Real Estate License, qualified in Sales, Property Management and Business Studies, and is also an Auctioneer.

Rules & Constitution

West End Traders Association Constitution (pdf)