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.
Electricity Upgrade in Haymarket
Ausgrid begins upgrading the underground electricity network in Haymarket from the week of 24th September with work to be completed in approximately 2 months. The upgrade aims to increase safety and reliability of power supply and involves excavation and construction of the footpaths on the corner of Thomas and Ultimo Rd (just outside of Market City).
Water Infrastructure Repairs
Sydney Water has completed almost $3 million repairs at various locations in Surry Hills, Haymarket, Alexandria and Mascot ensuring the safety and reliability of the 100 year old water infrastructure throughout the south-eastern areas of Sydney.
Pagoda Wins Architecture Award July 2012
HCC with the City of Sydney are proud to announce the Chinatown pagoda information Kiosk received an award in the Small Project Architecture category at the Australian Institute of Architects NSW awards ceremony last week. The pagoda's transformation features energy-efficient lighting, access to people living with mobility and hearing impairments and striking Chinese inspired artwork.
HAYMARKET CHAMBER AGM 18th July 2012
The HCC Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th July 2012 to elect the new Executive Committee for 2012-2013. Nominations are now open. If you would like further information please contact us.
The HCC AGM Event is proudly supported by East Ocean Restaurant.
Experts Turn to Cold Favourites
SMH Food Critic, Terry Durack talking about his favourite winter foods, ''I'll head out to an Italian on the coldest night in the year for an osso bucco, or into Chinatown for a brisket hotpot or a Thai curry - they're all stews and they all do the job," Read More
Consensus on George Street light rail
Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) Chairman Hon. Bruce Baird joined a panel of prominent Sydneysiders to discuss the City of Sydney's proposal for a dedicated light rail and pedestrian boulevard down George Street. The event was part of the City of Sydney;s popular 'City Conversations' at lower Town Hall. Trent Zimmerman, National Manager, Transport said support for the proposal was unanimous. Read more
Suncorp Supports Small Businesses
As part of Suncorp Bank’s Small Business grant scheme the 5 Grand Helping Hand Business campaign launches on 8 May and runs until 8 June 2012. The campaign will encourage small business owners to enter a small business tip for their chance to win one of eight helping hand grants worth a total of $40,000. To qualify as an entrant, the business must have under 20 staff (irrelevant of employment status) adn must be a registered business with an ABN or ACN. Find out more
Generation Y Living in Haymarket
For Gen Y it's a life in the inner-city suburbs such as Carlton in Melbourne, Sydney’s Haymarket and Paddington in Brisbane which has been reported by News.com.au who collated national demographic information sourced from more than 10,000 suburbs and towns across Australia to visualise where our generations live; from Gen Y and Gen X to Baby Boomers. Read more
$1 billion facelift: Darling Harbour set for major revamp
The Sydney Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour will be closed for three years while they are expanded or replaced under a $1 billion upgrade approved by NSW cabinet. The private sector will build the facilities at an estimated cost of $1 billion and the NSW government will then back over the life of the contract. Read more
Haymarket Chamber's Enter the Dragon Event a Success!
With over 100 attendees at HCC's event on Tuesday 3 April 2012, both first time attendees and our many valued members enjoyed great food and lively discussion. Event photo highlights are below:
Community transport revamp will double connections
Thousands of city residents, including the young, elderly and socially disadvantaged, will be able to use new and expanded services under a revamp of the City of Sydney's community transport.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the revamp would give many more people access to high-quality, reliable transport - especially those who might otherwise be cut-off from shops, hospitals, essential services and their communities.
"Through improved organisation, we can provide over 80,000 trips each year once services are fully up and running - almost double the number of trips we now provide," the Lord Mayor said.
"While the City does its best to provide these important community services, we know there are people in the community who can also make a real difference. The City is supporting community-based organisations to run services themselves - including the incredibly successful Village to Village buses."
For more information click here
HAYMARKET CHAMBER - XMAS NETWORKING FUNCTION & LAUNCH OF 2012 FOOD LOVERS GUIDE TO HAYMARKET & CHINATOWN
Special Guest, Adam Liaw, Masterchef Winner 2010, presided over a successful launch of the 2012 Food Lovers Guide to Haymarket & Chinatown at the Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant on 14th December 2011.
HAYMARKET CHAMBER - AGM NETWORKING FUNCTION
Members Only Function on Wed 7th September 2011 at Gallery 4a (181-187 Hay St, Haymarket) at 6pm. FREE FOR MEMBERS (Drinks & canapes provided).
Click HERE to RSVP or call Peter Wong (0411 218 238 or email
Places are strictly limited. Hurry and register - don't miss out!
August Moon Festival Tours
Celebrate with us the Historical Tours of Chinatown’s hidden past.
Explore and hear stories of the customs, cultures that shaped Chinatown, Haymarket
Come with us into intriguing Chinatown.
Bookings necessary, call George on 0416 166 380.
Tour dates Sept.11th and Sept.18th .
Meeting point Sydney Entertainment Centre, Haymarket at 10.30 am.
Gold coin donations – optional Yum Cha lunch at $18 per head.
HCC 5th Anniversay Cocktail Function
Date: Tues 17th May 2011, 6 for 6.30pm start
Venue: VIP Area, Capitol Theatre
MC: Glenn Wheeler from Channel 7 The Morning Show and Radio 2GB
Supported by ForexCT and HSBC Bank
|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.
||Haymarket Chamber members can enjoy various exclusive discount offers on presentation of their Haymarket Chamber of Commerce membership card. CLICK HERE to download a Members Special Form to offer other members.
||Discover the delights of one of Australia's Most Popular Tourist Destination:Chinatown!