March 2023 saw a 40.8% increase in expenditure compared to March 2022, according to data from Spendmapp.

It was a busy month for the City, with the new E-Scooter Share Scheme, Freedom of Entry parade and AOG Energy exhibition among the drawcards bringing people in.

Overall footfall was 6.7% higher in March this year compared to last year, while it was even higher on weekend evenings, 13.5%.