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 13 July  2016

In these extraordinary times, we can be certain that we now welcome Prime Minister Turnbull for the next 4 years, the country has had an unprecedented 25 years of economic growth and that Australia is in the top 10 countries for the highest quality of life (see below).

Steering our future forwards, a recent landmark study (across 8000 individuals and 3000 businesses) on Australia leadership, capabilities and perspectives has identified key drivers for leadership to take hold of Australia's future prosperity.
  • Greater diversity in leadership roles 
  • Next generation leadership, planning and training
  • Commitment to create cultures of innovation, trust and risk
  • Business is not as usual; challenge conventional wisdom in these complex times particularly with the market acceleration of technology
McKinsey & Co's report on Leadership in the 21st Century describes three key skills for our future leaders;

1. Leadership will require viewing the world through two lenses: a telescope, to consider opportunities far into the future, and a microscope, to scrutinize challenges of the moment at intense magnification. 
2. Organisation's need to manage a 'triple bottom line' that reflects the organisation's performance in the public, private, and social spheres.
3. Crisis may be the new normal though resilient leaders will have emotional and physical stamina to always perform in moments of extraordinary pressure.

As HCC's New Executive Leadership team begin next month, we look forward to embracing these key leadership themes to ensure we can securely steer HCC, our valued members and the Haymarket community through these new times ahead.  

Australia in the top 10 Countries for the Highest Quality of Life

The World Economic Reform recently reported the top 10 countries with the highest quality of life have been announced by the not-for-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative.

A strong GDP per capita is not the only gauge for a high standard of living but also having a strong economy clear has an impact.

The "Social Progress Index" collates the scores of three main indexes:

  • Basic Human Needs, which includes medical care, sanitation, and shelter.
  • Foundations of Wellbeing, which covers education, access to technology, and life expectancy.
  • Opportunity, which looks at personal rights, freedom of choice, and general tolerance.

1. Finland — 90.09.
2. Canada — 89.49.
3. Denmark — 89.39.
4. Australia — 89.13.

There is a good reason so many people want to start a new life "down under." Austrailia has fantastic education, job opportunities and a strong sense of personal freedom. Its "tolerance and inclusion" score could be higher though.
5. Switzerland — 88.87.
6. Sweden — 88.80.
7. Norway — 88.70.
8. Netherlands — 88.65.
9,. United Kingdom — 88.58.
T-10. New Zealand — 88.45.
T-10. Iceland — 88.45.

7 Facts About China's Economy

HCC Annual General Meeting

As a leading not for profit business representative group,  HCC's  aims are to support the commercial and cultural diversity across Haymarket’s local businesses, visitors, residents and investors to encourage economic growth and transformation.

Each year our Annual General Meeting this 26 July 2015 invites our HCC Members to participate and welcome our new HCC Executive leadership team for the next year please see our AGM event details below;

 Note:  Only financial HCC members can be nominated and are able to vote so if you wish to renew your membership please contact us.

The AGM is an exclusive members only event.

We are very grateful to our 2015/16 HCC Executive Committee for their  collective vision, values, passion and commitment during this last year which is led by our President Simon Chan, Vice Presidents George Wing Kee and Jessie Xiao with Peter Wong, Brad Chan, Public Officer; Jonathon Wong, Treasurer; Peter Bannister, Secretary; Richard Hughes, Linda McCreath, Vaughn De Vocht , Stephen Wan,  Anthony Keirann and Ryan Tian.

HCC is deeply appreciative to be working into 2017 with amazing organisations such as City of Sydney, Westpac, Market City, Chinatown Friday Night  Markets and NSW Transport.

Thank you to the HCC EC Leadership Team 2015/16; From L to R back row; Karen Soo, Stephen Wan, Eva Law, Anthony Keirann, Linda McCreath, Vaughn De Vocht, Peter Wong and Ryan Tian.  
Front Row R to L:  Richard Hughes, Peter Bannister, Simon Chan, Jessie Xiao and George Wing Kee  Note: Brad Chan is absent.

HCC's 10th Anniversary Event

Join us at this exciting event  as we celebrate this important year recognising the HCC's 10 years of growth and prosperity.


2016 marks HCC's 10th Anniversary a landmark year for HCC and Haymarket's 3000 businesses and 16,000 residents.  HCC continues to grow year by year thanks to the tremendous volunteer leadership of our HCC Executive team, HCC Members, HCC sponsors; City of Sydney, Westpac, Events Cinema George Street, Chinatown Friday Night Markets and Market City.

A decade ago a few local Chinatown business owners gathered regularly and realised the benefits in working together and creating a network to support each others businesses which eventually became the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce.  Today one of HCC's original co-founders, George Wing Kee remains a key leader on HCC's Executive team with second generation Peter Wong, led by HCC President Simon Chan, Jessie Xiao, Brad Chan and Executive team; Jonathan Wong, Linda McCreath, Richard Hughes, Anthony Keirann, Peter Bannister, Stephan Wan, Eva Law, Ryan Tian.

Sydney's Chinatown a Gateway between Australia and Asia

The University of Western Sydney in partnership with the City of Sydney has recently released a detailed report 'Sydney's Chinatown in the Asian Century: from ethnic enclave to global hub'.  The report examines the role of Sydney’s Chinatown as a bridge in supporting economic and cultural links between Australia and Asia, and the activities undertaken by the City of Sydney to enhance those links.

This interesting research draws from the decades of globalisation that has brought significant changes to Chinatown, to become a “gateway” for intensified transnational flows of people, investments, goods and services between Australia and Asia. This project overturns the enclave paradigm in the study of Chinatowns and documents the transformation of Sydney’s Chinatown into a transnational and hybrid economic and cultural space in the context of the rise of China.  Read more HERE

City of Sydney Captures the Past and Present 

Haymarket, 1910: three kids carry groceries as a tram crosses George Street in the background. Picture: Katherine Griffiths/City of Sydney

City historian Lisa Murray and a team of archivists regularly search through the 75,000 images stored in the council archive looking for photographic gems to discover a wonderful glimpse into the city's historic past in contract to the city's transformation today.

This image, from about 1904, shows children playing in Valentine St, Haymarket, with the St Laurence Anglican Church on George St looming in the background.

“These photographs are time capsules of our city’s streetscapes,” Ms Murray said.

To view these and other historic images go HERE 

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.  


Lend Lease Showcases Green Perspective

Lendlease’s new global headquarters at Barangaroo South is leading the design for corporate design with a six-metre high, breathing green wall, installed at the entrance to the office.  Aimed at providing health and wellbeing benefits, the breathing wall, incorporates some 5,000 plants, is an active, modular green wall system is energy efficienct and will reduce air conditioning costs.

Hyatt Returns
Sydney to get new Hyatt Regency hotel (well, it's kind of new)...

The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Sydney this year with a take-over and renaming of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel.  Located at 161 Sussex Street, straddling the northern edge of Chinatown and overlooking Darling Harbour, the Four Points by Sheraton will officially morph into the Hyatt Regency Sydney "at midnight on November 30, 2016", says Hyatt.

An ongoing $250 million redevelopment will add a new 24-story tower plus 222 additional rooms from October, bringing the tally to a staggering 892 rooms to give the Hyatt Regency Sydney an edge in the meetings & conventions market.  There is expected to be a  hotel rooftop bar and a Regency Club lounge which should afford superb panoramic views over the harbour from December 1.

Light rail construction count down begins
Major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail project.

From mid July 2016, work will start on George Street between Bathurst and Liverpool Streets (zone 8). This will soon be followed by work between Liverpool and Goulburn Streets (zone 9) in August, and between Goulburn and Hay streets (zone 10) in October.

Light rail construction set to expand through nine blocks of George Street 

ALTRAC is pushing ahead with its CBD construction program, which is expanding into a total of seven zones between Circular Quay and Liverpool Street by the end of July 2016. 

Work will commence in another three zones in the CBD during July 2016. This is in addition to the four construction zones already underway. 

New zones will have additional impacts for CBD traffic. To stay up-to-date please visit HERE for all current construction notifications, and the new and improved MySydney website for interactive maps and traffic information. 

Construction sites will be established in Zone 7, on George Street between Park and Bathurst Streets, and Zone 8, on George Street between Bathurst and Liverpool Streets on 15 July 2016. 

Notifications will be distributed to impacted stakeholders in the local area prior to construction getting underway. For all current construction notifications, please visit 
Existing construction zones
Work is continuing in the CBD in the following construction zones:
Zone 2: George Street, between Grosvenor and Alfred 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

A number of traffic changes will be in place while this intersection work is carried out on weekends. Please visit for a detailed notification, or for more information about travelling into and out of the CBD.

Construction has continued to expand since then to Circular Quay and will now expand towards Chinatown next month. This is an important milestone for our project with George Street being one of the most complex and important sections of construction. 

Construction is expanding from King Street to Hunter Street on 1 July, Park Street to Bathurst Street and from Bathurst to Liverpool Street on 15 July, forecast to put an additional strain on Sydney.  Disruption is expected and NSW Transport  hank Sydneysiders for continuing to work with us by avoiding the peak travel periods and leaving the car at home. 

George Street construction expansion will include: 
 15 July: a work site will be established on George Street, between Park and Bathurst streets (zone 7) with the road closed to general traffic
 15 July: a work site will be established on George Street, between Bathurst and Liverpool streets (zone 8) with the road closed to southbound traffic. A single northbound lane will be maintained for general traffic. 
 East-west corridors, including Bridge and Grosvenor streets, King Street, Market Street and Park Street will predominately remain open during construction. 

Further construction along George Street into Chinatown and towards Central Station is expected to commence by the end of 2016

Major construction on the 12-kilometre light rail route from Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford is expected to be completed and operating by 2019. 

For More Travel information contact Travel Choices advisors Ph: 1800 632 500, email or visit

Key points of support services available to help during the construction include:
* A 24 hour construction response line or urgent matters phone  1800 775 465.  For any other information requests please call our project information line on 1800 684 490 or email

* Freight,  deliveries and servicing of businesses contact

* The Office of the Small Business Commission provides free Small Business Advisors to help plan ahead for the changes occurring across the CBD.  Office of the Small Business Commissioner via 8866 3225 or emailing HERE 
For more information: Visit or Facebook HERE  For the latest on CBD traffic and transport changes, and support initiatives for businesses, visit 


HCC welcomes our new members.


Art Atrium Artists 
Max Miller - Apostle birds Mount Wood Tibooburra
'The Mountain and Me' Max Miller

Congratulations to Art Atrium Artists Sophie Dunlop & Max Miller Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize Finalists 2016 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2016 Exhibition  16 July - 9 October 2016 Art Gallery of NSW.

'Bromeliad Garden' Sophie Dunlop

Romance for Winter @ The Hilton
Romance Package - Romantic Weekends in Sydney

Enjoy a romantic night for two in a Hilton Deluxe Room with Breakfast for 2 in glass brasserie, Sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room, complimentary access to LivingWell Health Club and a 1pm late check-out. Find out more  HERE

INSEARCH Student Prizes

A group of 21 students from nine countries have had their outstanding academic results and achievements acknowledged at the most recent UTS:INSEARCH Prize Giving Ceremony.

Students who achieved the highest grade point average in their first semester of study and at the completion of their diploma or UTS Foundation Studies course shared in $70,000 worth of prizes.

Big Trouble Comes to Chinatown

Big Trouble In Little China 

Adventure doesn’t come any bigger in this energy-filled classic kicking off ‘In The House’ at Event Cinemas George St!  WHEN: 7pm, Friday 22 July  TICKETS: $13* / $11* for Cine Buzz members ($1.20 online booking fee applies).  Book 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

New Ownership of SYDNEY KINGS
Sydney Kings Managing Director, Jeff Van Groningen will be ‘aggressive’ with his approach to free agency.

The Sydney Kings are about to enter an exciting phase of growth and development under new majority ownership, AEG Ogden – the Australian operating arm of AEG.

The Kings join other international professional sporting teams such as the LA Kings, Ontario Reign and Manchester Monarchs which are all owned by parent company AEG. The organisation also owns private shares in the LA Lakers.

The change of ownership is fully endorsed by the National Basketball League.  Read more HERE

Celebrate Umi's 10th Birthday in July

All the special offers are different every week! ONLY AVAILABLE AT OUR HAYMARKET STORE IN JULY! 
18/7-24/7: 50%off all sushi on train+ (terms & conditions apply, offer only available for dine-in after 5pm excluding sashimi & handroll)
25/7-31/7: Lucky Draw Spinning Wheel+
Fnd 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.

Top 10 China Drink Brand 


Headquartered in Yibin, Sichuan Province, Wuliangye is another popular brand of high-end Chinese distilled spirits made from sorghum, rice, glutinous rice, wheat, and corn.  Find out more at Red Bottle

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