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28 May 2013
Thomas Street Plans
The Lord Mayor presented the concept plans of Thomas Street upgrade in Chinatown recently as part of the 2010 Chinatown Public Domain Plan which outlines ten projects for improvements to streets and public spaces in the next ten years. The Thomas Street upgrade is the second stage of the Plan.
"Chinatown is one of Sydney's jewels. It is a big part of our city's cultural life and our plans for Thomas Street will make the area even better for the thousands of people in the area each day," Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
The City's plans for Thomas Street are on public exhibition until 3 June. For more information and to have your say, visit: sydneyyoursay.com.au
7 May 2013
Simon Chan receives the NSW Premiere's Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture
Congratulations to Simon Chan, Chamber secretary and Art Atrium Gallery owner, after being nominated by Australian Chinese Community Association and receiving the NSW Premier's Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture award which was presented by The Hon Barry O'Farrell and Victor Dominello MP at the Parliament House last week. The award is in recognition of the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of NSW through the promotion of cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavours across different cultural communities.
1 May 2013
UTS Sign Sun Yat-sen University Deal
The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard, last week witnessed the signing of the Key Technology Partnership agreement by UTS and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). SYSU is located in Guangzhou and is UTS's fourth Key Technology Partner in mainland China.
11 March 2013
Sydney skyline to get 240 metre apartment block
The southern end of the Sydney city is about to get an additional 400-plus new apartments in a tower billed as the tallest residential block in Sydney.
The project will be developed by Chinese company Greenland Group, which has lodged plans for a $600 million development of 240 metre apartment building. It will be located at 115 Bathurst Street on the former Sydney Water Board site.
That compares to the nearby Meriton Apartments at World Square of 230 metres
Read more HERE
20 February 2013
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce President Brad Chan was recently interviewed in a CCTV Sydney news story about Australia's focus in marketing to Chinese visitors and investors. WATCH HERE
17 February 2013
Chinese New Year Events 2013
The Chamber attended the Australian Chinese Community Association's (ACCA) annual CNY dinner, Westpac's annual CNY harbour cruise and City of Sydney's inaugrual Twilight Parade. Here are some photos of the Committee who met with ACCA guest speakers NSW Leader Barry O'Farrell and Federal Minister Tony Burke, CoS parade photos and the magnificient views from the Westpac cruise . Our thanks to Simon Chan on behalf of ACCA, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney and Jodie Laming at Westpac.
5 February 2013
Haymarket Chamber's Chinatown Walking FREE Phone App, supported by the City of Sydney, has just been launched in time for Chinese New Year 2013. Based on one of our founding members, George Wing Kee's famous Chinatown Walking Tours, this Android and IPhone Application will be Australia's first ever digital cultural and historical walking tours of Chinatown. For Android HERE or iTunes HERE
24 January 2013
City of Sydney and Harper's Bazaar Launch an Annual CNY Magazine in Chinese
The City of Sydney with Harper's Bazaar will release a special Chinese New Year edition in Chinese to launch this auspicious time. Aimed at Chinese customers have a look at the digitial version HERE
21 January 2013
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Sydney's CBD will be launched by City of Sydney on Friday 8 February so enjoy the entertainment, art exhibitions, workshops, tours and the famous Twilight Parade and more to welcome in the Year of the Water Snake! Find out more HERE
Sydney's Leaders farewell 2012 and Welcome in 2013
The City of Sydney’s new Local Area Plan (LEP) was nominated by Lord Mayor Clover Moore as a 2012 highlight, along with new LED street lighting, the installation of solar power on Council buildings, planting thousands of trees, aesthetic improvements to Chinatown and opening the historic Gardener’s Lodge in Victoria Park as a café. Find out more HERE
14 January 2013
NSW government Lifts Freeze on New Liquor Licenses for the southern part of the Sydney CBD, an area that spans from Town Hall to Haymarket. This means that new hotels, bars and clubs can open in the area, and that owners of existing venues can apply to increase their capacity and trading hours.
Find out more HERE
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce welcome Westpac as an annual sponsor for 2013.
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Lord Mayor Clover Moore and elected Councillors Win 2012
Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been re-elected for another 4 years and the Chamber congratulates the Lord Mayor and all elected councillors for a successful 2012 win.
|Go to pick up your copy of the Haymarket Chinatown 2011 Visitors Guide and Map from any tourists kiosks or participating business.
|The very first edition of the Food Lovers Guide for Haymarket Chinatown is out now. Available at the Tourist Information Kiosks, participating retailers and hotels. CLICK HERE to download a electronic version of the guide. Click here to view list of hotel distribution outlets.