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 7 June  2016

As digital absorbs our daily lives there is greater need for real, compelling moments and experiences that enliven the senses through sight, touch, movement and energy.  HCC's key focus is to bring experiences as well as opportunities for our HCC members and community to enjoy and connect with our Haymaket precinct.

Last week we launched the Market of Lights along south Dixon Street to enliven and activate the heart of Chinatown with our Night of Lights networking event earlier in the week.

Market of Lights 2016
Dixon Street
Proudly brought to you by HCC and City of Sydney

Spice up your night and visit our fiery Red Monkey Lights until Monday 13 June.
Photography: Aaron Stathi

As a component of our Night of Lights week, HCC and the City of Sydney launched our Market of Lights on Friday 3 June.   The arrival of more than 38 Red-Fire Monkey Light Sculptures along the 8 trees of Dixon Street and were warmly welcomed by 100 local businesses and thousands of visitors and locals.  Market of Lights will run until Sunday 12 June 2016.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:  City of Sydney, Westpac, Laboratory of Visionary Architecture (LAVA), Chinatown Markets,  Michael Day from UTS,  and Aaron Stathi. 


HCC Networking
Our networking Night of Lights event on the Monday night was kindly hosted by Events Cinema Gold Class and attracted over 70 guests,  offered a private Gold Class screening of Monkey King 2 and a few lucky guest s caught a glimpse of Jodie Forster.

Our thanks to Anthony and his team at Events Cinema, P & G Mode Realty, Art Atrium, Banna Property, Lend Lease, The Eight and our HCC Executive team, HCC members and guests.  
See photos below:


Haymarket Welcomes Market City as New Sponsor
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Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Market City as our new sponsor for 2016-17. As a key stakeholder and landmark in Sydney, HCC is very excited about this new partnership.

Market City ("Paddy's Market") and site is of heritage significance for its historical and social values. The site continues its historic busy market like atmosphere of social significance to the Sydney community. As an important cultural centre which demonstrates the growth of the Chinese community in Sydney from about 1870 Market City is a unique shopping oasis amongst the Haymarket’s bustling Chinatown.  
Find out more HERE

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Capitol Theatre Celebrates 100 Years

Sydney's beautiful historic Capitol Theatre has a rich history which dates back more than 100 years. To better appreciate this magnificent Theatre, its colourful past, and how it has evolved into one of the nation's theatrical icons to find out more about the rich history of this iconic landmark read more HERE

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Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2016

HCC's New Chinatown Phone App

Based on the high demand personal walking tours by HCC co-founding member George Wing Kee, HCC's latest and up to date Chinatown Walking Tour phone application for both Apple and Android phone is now available. 

Experience your very own cultural and historical 'digital' walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.

If you would like to join our growing membership please    


HCC's 2016 plans reflect our commitment to the changing face and unique vibrancy the local area offers, with our  soon to be launched 'Retail Life Competition', multi-lingual local communication and our next engaging  Asia Panel event.  

To participate or just to keep up to date with HCC visit our website, facebook, phone app, twitter, E news and or join us at our next event.  


Light rail construction count down begins
Major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail project.
Work is now underway in four CBD construction zones, with more to start in the coming months.

Potholing and investigative night works will take place at the intersection of George Street and Bathurst Street, from Sunday 29 May to Thursday 16 June, 9pm to 5am

Work is now taking place in the following zones:
- Zone 2: George Street, between Alfred and Grosvenor streets
- Zone 3: George Street, between Bridge and Margaret streets
- Zone 5: George Street, between King and Market streets
- Zone 6: George Street, between Market and Park/Druitt streets.

Investigation works, including surveying, potholing and geotechnical investigations will also continue on roads outside these sections of George Street in preparation for future construction. ALTRAC also has additional work sites in the CBD, with works occurring at several intersections on weekends.

The following traffic arrangements are currently in place in the CBD:
  • George Street is closed to general traffic between King and Market streets (Zone 5). A temporary northbound controlled access lane has been provided in this zone, with a single southbound land maintained for emergency vehicles.  
  • George Street is closed between Market and Park/Druitt streets (Zone 6). A southbound controlled access lane is currently being maintained for emergency and construction vehicles with local access provided to driveways and loading docks.
Outside these areas, the majority of roads will remain open during the investigation works, with limited localised traffic management in place to assist motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Utility upgrades
Substantial upgrades to Sydney Water infrastructure are taking place, with new water main connections already installed in Zone 5. These works will involve some planned water service disruptions. The project team will keep stakeholders informed of any works which may affect their services.

Upcoming CBD construction zones:
Over the next three months construction will get underway in the following zones:
  • Zone 4: George Street between Hunter and King streets, July 2016
  • Zone 8: George Street, between Bathurst and Liverpool streets, July 2016
  • Zone 7: George Street, between Park and Bathurst streets, July 2016
Travel Choices information workshops
Free workshops are available and will cover:
  • CBD and South East Light Rail construction timelines
  • Details of changes to CBD road network
  • Potential impacts to staff, customers and servicing and delivery, and
  • A step-by-step guide on how to complete a ‘Travel Action Plan’ that will help you and your business stay ahead of the construction
There are a number of workshops scheduled each month. Register for an upcoming workshop at: HERE 

For More information
Speak to one of the Travel Choices advisors for further information or set up a workshop, call 1800 632 500, email or visit

For further information about the CBD and South East Light Rail project:
Email HERE / infoline on 1800 684 490 or 24-hour construction Ph: 1800 775 465
Visit the TfNSW Community Information Centre, cnr George and King Street (next to Coles), CBD
Visit the project website HERE  or follow  on Facebook  HERE
For more information on the changed routes, please call South East Community Transport on 8241 8000.

Darling Square Update

Update: Loading dock façade night works

important work is current;y being conducted to build the ICC Sydney Exhibition loading dock which sits over Darling Drive and the light rail corridor, between the Western Distributor overpass and Quarry Street. Given the location of the loading dock and the nature of work that must be carried out, construction activities are subject to access approvals from various authorities. The concrete structure of the loading dock is complete and the final work is the installation of pre-fabricated acoustic façade panels. The installation of the acoustic façade panels that are over the Light Rail lines, opposite the Data Centre, can only be done at night, due to authority approvals. Work is planned to start at night from Sunday 5 June. A summary of the final stage of works for the loading dock is below:

Sunday 5 June to Thursday 9 June inclusive
 Night hours of work will be 8pm – 5am.
 It is important to note that this stage of work is less significant than the work required to build the loading dock concrete structure.

Tuesday 14 June to Thursday 16 June inclusive
 Darling Drive will be closed at nights and on weekends throughout these periods. The weekend closures will allow as much work as possible to be completed during the day instead of at night.

Sunday 19 June to Thursday 23 June inclusive
 There will be no work undertaken on site on the public holiday weekend, from 11 June to 13 June inclusive.  These dates are subject to inclement weather conditions and may change.

Noise is expected at night, installation methodologies have been carefully selected and appropriate mitigation measures will continue to be in place to minimise any potential impact on the neighbouring community.


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Westpac community grant to support Indigenous kids

The Be centre, with sites in Warriewood and Manly, helps children struggling to deal with trauma, violence or even low self-esteem, provides a simple solution. Playtime.  The Centre has just been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Westpac Foundation, which has allowed the charity to upgrade facilities and employ an Aboriginal community liaison officer.

"Westpac has a very proud history of supporting the Australian community. Grants are awarded to local not-for-profit organisations with big, and small, ideas to change lives for the better. These grants give a crucial funding boost to local organisations, many of whom are volunteer-led," said Westpac Foundation CEO, Sinclair Taylor. 

With 64 community grants in 2014, 92 in 2015 and now 100 in 2016, the foundation has helped 450 different organisations, including the Be Centre.  Read more HERE

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” –Entertainment Weekly .  The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA Today calls it “Pure Genie-us!”  With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects, Disney’s Aladdin is, as NBC-TV declares, “Exactly what you wished for!” Capitol Theatre in August..  Find out more HERE

3 Hours Free Parking

Spend over $88* at any Market City retailer or combination of retailers this weekend to get your first three hours of parking for free.

Validate your ticket at the Level 1 Info Desk or Basement Level 1 Car Park Office. Offer is for weekend parking for a limited time only.  *Terms and conditions apply. Click here for more details.

VIVID Sydney
Lights, Music & Ideas Festival
27 May - 19 June 2016

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Vivid Sydney enlivens the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. Vivd features amazing light art, cutting-edge music, and plenty of opportunities to turn your inspiration into action. And due to popular demand the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas will run for an additional five nights in 2016, making 23 spectacular nights.  Find out more HERE

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