There has been a lot of positive activity in West Parade recently. On both sides of the West Parade Bread & Cake Stall shops are springing up. What used to be a Fruit Shop is currently being converted into a Chinese Herbal & General Commodities store. The Pawn Shop is turning into a new Coffee shop and the next shop is going to be another restaurant.

Rumor has it that many of the shops in Walkley Arcade (from Market Place to the Bus Terminal) are now leased out and are soon to be fitted out and occupied.