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 6 September  2016

"The network effect is the most powerful force in the world." 

Seth Godin, Marketing guru

The valuable time building trust and fostering strong relationships is key to HCC's success with our HCC leaders and Executive team volunteering thousands of hours of their wisdom, knowledge and advice in guiding HCC to where it is today.

HCC's trusted network of members, partners and supporters are the foundation for Haymarket and HCC to grow and prosper into the future.  As the world swirls with mass content and multiple channels of communication, to connect and foster trusted relationships offers growth and opportunity that benefits businesses, network and the community for years if not generations.

We thank you for supporting and being apart of our growth and we look forward to an exciting journey ahead in these most exciting, fast paced and interesting times ahead.

HCC's 10th Anniversary Celebration Highlights

Official HCC 10th Anniversary Video HERE

To view all our HCC 10th Anniversary Photos click HERE

Thank you to our Guests of Honour The Hon. Gladys Berejikian, MP Jodi McKay and Lord Mayor Clover Moore for celebrating with our HCC Executive team and 160 guests at our landmark 10th Anniversary celebrations.  With the Capitol Theate also celebrating a 100 years the event was a very special evening held at the historic and beautiful venue that brought magic to this important event celebrating Haymarket's commerce, culture and heritage. 

With the traditional Chinese Harp, delicous traditional Chinese tea, entertaining and amazing MC Ky Chow and the local Chinese band Everox the evening proved very enjoyable for the many special guests, valuable HCC members and local community. 

Thank you to our event sponsors: Capitol Theatre, Surfside Hotels. Novotel Sydney Central, P & G Mode Realty, Eight Restaurant and Events Cinema.  HCC's deep gratitude to our key sponsors and partners City of Sydney, Westpac, Friday Night Markets, Market City and NSW Transport for their ongoing support for HCC's growth.  To view all our HCC 10th Anniversary Photos click HERE


Central Sydney Planning 2016 - 2036 City of Sydney

For the past two decades, the council has been encouraging people to move to the centre of the city, and planning policies are being redesigned making residential towers easier to build.

But in a change of tack, the city is now attempting to temper that residential mix. According to Mr Jahn, the area around Haymarket and the south of the city "is gone ... as far as premium commercial space" goes, because of the large volume of residential structures in the area.

The City has modelled the impact of the 12 city locations where development has been restricted to prevent overshadowing.
The City has modelled the impact of the 12 city locations where development has been restricted to prevent overshadowing. Photo: City of Sydney

Asked what the next section of the city would be to follow the same dynamic as Haymarket, Mr Jahn nominated the mid-town area around Market Street and Market Place.

"It's the area where retail is, for example, where there is a tower on Myer, a potential tower on David Jones, City Tatts and others," Mr Jahn said.  Read the City of Sydney' draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy HERE

Sydney City Elections
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Good luck to all City of Sydney Candidates at the 10 September City of Sydney CBD Elections on 10 September 2016.  Make sure your votes counts and VOTE.

The election for the Council of the City of Sydney will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission and all enquiries should be directed to them on 1300 135 736.  

Asian Australians and Leadership
ABC journalist Sarah Dingle and business leader Ming Long say talking about the bamboo ceiling is one way to break ...
ABC journalist Sarah Dingle and business leader Ming Long say talking a
bout the bamboo ceiling is one way to break through it. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Making up 10% of the population, there are very few Asian Australian leaders in politics or any in the ranks of university vice chancellors.

Accounting for less than two per cent of senior executive position in ASX 200 companies and less than 2% in federal and state public service departments, Asian Australian leaders have yet to find their place at the head table in Australia.  ABC Radio recently discussed this interesting topic which is being described as the 'Bamboo Ceiling' for Asian Australians.  To find out more listen to the program HERE or read the SMH article HERE

Australia Reaches Record High Chinese Tourists
Chinese visitors spend $7.7 billion a year in Australia and are tipped to spend more.
Chinese visitors spend $7.7 billion a year in Australia and
are tipped to spend more. Photo: Bloomberg

The number of visitors from China and Hong Kong coming Down Under has also hit a record high, hitting 1.4 million over the year to May.

The Asian giant's growing middle class means arrivals are set to surge further, with Chinese millennials prepared to spend nearly a quarter of their income on travel.

Millennials are the group with the greatest potential for growth, the survey found.

"(They have) some of the highest daily holiday spending at US$474 per day," regional director Australia and New Zealand Katherine Cole said.

With Australia's tourism industry set to capitalise, hoteliers should avoid taking a one-size-fits-all approach to attracting Chinese visitors, vice president Abhiram Chowdhry says.

"Perceptions of the Chinese as group tour travellers wanting only Chinese breakfasts and Mandarin translators are outdated," he said.  Read more from the SMH article HERE

Australia To Step Up to the Changing World Order

Emma Alberici speaks with Dr Michael Fullilove who was chosen to deliver one of the promiment Boyer Lectures for the ABC, to examine Australia's role in a changing world order.

EMMA ALBERICI: Asia now accounts for nearly two-thirds of global growth - you mention that in your lecture, which you say for Australia is exhilarating. Do you have confidence that this new leadership in Canberra under Malcolm Turnbull will be able to exploit these opportunities?

MICHAEL FULLILOVE: I think he's very alert to the upside of China, whereas I think Mr Turnbull was more - Mr Abbott was more focused on the downside. I think he's more optimistic, whereas Mr Abbott was more pessimistic. I think that he - he - Mr Turnbull sees a broader spectrum of colours, if you like. He's less black and white. But we don't really know how his foreign policy will develop. You know that old saying in politics: where you stand depends on where you sit. He now sits on the - as the chair of the National Security Committee. His primary responsibility probably is to protect the security of Australia broadly defined, so we'll see if that changes some of his attitudes to China and other issues.

EMMA ALBERICI: You've issued a call for a larger Australia and it points to your next lecture. I'm wondering: are you talking about a larger thinking for Australia or a literally larger Australia population-wise?

MICHAEL FULLILOVE: No, the former. I want to make a case for two things. I think we should be larger in our approach to domestic issues. We need a larger politics. I'd like to see less leadership churn so prime ministers and ministers can get across their brief. I'd like to see a greater reform mindset so we're solving the domestic problems that face us. But I'd also like to see a larger approach to the world and that means a public that is more attentive to international developments, a country that's more switched on to these changes, a country that has sharper instruments to deal with the world, a more muscular Defence Force, a bigger diplomatic service, and ultimately, a country that has the ambition to try to shape our circumstances. We've done that before and I think we can do it again.

EMMA ALBERICI: When have we done that before?

MICHAEL FULLILOVE: I think you can point to important moments in foreign policy history where we've shaped our circumstances. For example, the - we helped East Timor along the path to independence. I think the - the - the intervention in Solomon Islands to restore law and order to the Solomons was important. You can go right back to Australia's role in helping to draft the founding documents of the United Nations and ensure there's an important role for small and medium powers at the UN. I think there have been important moments in our history where we have sought to set prices rather than just take prices.  

Read / View more HERE

For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website;
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2016 click HERE
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE
  • Facebook Haymarket Sydney Community
  • Instagram: #haymarketlove


Make the most of 2016/17 and


1 Dixon Street Chinatown FOR SALE
1 Dixon Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Knight Frank and Colliers International are pleased to bring Chinatown Gateway – One Dixon to the market for sale via an EOI campaign. Extremely rare corner retail offering in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown Find out more HERE

Sydney Light Rail Construction 

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. 


Weekend work continues at selected intersections in the CBD throughout September, allowing important work to be completed without disrupting weekday peak traffic.

The work often involves 56-hour closures (late Friday night to early Monday morning), during which the construction teams excavate the surface of the intersection, carry out their work, and then re-surface the road again for the Monday morning peak. This ‘surgical’ approach has been likened to open heart surgery on the city’s roads.

Work at the intersection of George Street with Bridge and Grosvenor streets will be continuing most weekends until late 2016 and will also take place at the intersection of George and Liverpool streets and George and Alfred streets over weekends in September and October.

Those moving around the CBD should always expect that traffic conditions have changed. Traffic controllers are in place at intersections and crossings to help direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safely around construction activities. Please follow the instructions of traffic controllers at all times.

Full construction notifications for all work currently taking place in the CBD are available on our interactive map. See more HERE

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 

Darling Square

Construction update Demolition activities and infrastructure works
 Demolition of the former Qantas Credit Union Arena is expected to be completed later this month.
 Construction of the next residential buildings and the Darling Exchange will commence shortly after.
 Post minute note: Pedestrian access will remain along Darling Drive.

First residential building
 Concrete pours for the podium are complete with concrete structural works progressing on the three towers.
 The jumpform for the SW1 tower has been dismantled and this tower is expected to top out in the next week. Roof works for SW1 and SW2 are being finalised.
 Façade works and finishes underway for all three towers.

Commercial building
 The core of this building is at the highest level and the slabs are now on level 12 and expected to be topped out in the next week.
 Façade works have commenced and is underway for level 5 and 6.

HCC welcomes our new members.


Market City
Moon Festival Celebrations

Moon (or Mid-Autumn) Festival takes place in Asia on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. On September 17th and 18th join Market City to celebrate. Entertainment includes Jin Wu Koon, free face painting for kids and lots of great prizes with  FREE moon cakes with every purchase.  Find out more HERE


Events Cinema brings 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring years', directed by Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, is the authorised and highly anticipated documentary feature film that follows The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to stardom. Featuring rare and exclusive footage it’s a must for all Beatles fans.  Exclusive to Event Cinemas, purchase your tickets for the chance to WIN a trip for two to Las Vegas to attend Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles LOVE valued at over $10,000. Find out more HERE

Sea Pearl White Cloud 海珠白雲 - last weeks

Time is running out to see Sea Pearl White Cloud at 4A's Sydney gallery. After a booked-out public program,
this exhibition will close on September 24.  Marking the 30th anniversary of the City of Sydney's sister-city relationship with Guangzhou.  Sea Pearl White Cloud 海珠白雲 is supported by the City of Sydney with Observation Society. Find out 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 on now.  Find out more HERE

SYDNEY KINGS Announces First Ever Chinese Player

The Sydney Kings have created Australian basketball history in securing the services of 6’9 (207cm) forward Bo Liu, from China’s CBA team the Shenzen Leopards.  Bo becomes the first Chinese-born player to sign with an NBL club.

He will join the Kings for the 2016-17 season on contract as a Development Player, via a loan deal from Shenzen, negotiated by Managing Director Jeff Van Groningen.  Read more HERE

Haymarket Library
Bi-Lingual Story Time
Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.  Suitable for 3-5 year olds.
Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.  Find out  more HERE

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