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                                                                                 10 May 2016

Market of Lights 2016

Proudly brought to you by HCC and City of Sydney

Market of Lights 2016 launches in south Dixon Street on the evening of Friday 3 June illuminating the heart of Chinatown with 38 tree loving Red-fire Monkey Light Sculptures.  

Based on ancient Chinese lantern making methods combined with cutting edge digital design and fabrication technology,  make sure you visit south
 Dixon Street during these 10 (monkey) magical nights and enjoy the culture and mischief of these auspicious luminous Monkey Sculptures.

Sponsored by: Westpac, Laboratory of Visionary Architecture (LAVA), Chinatown Markets


The Future with Emotional Intelligence

According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence (EQ) will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020. Kim Walton states on the Business Record described EQ as the ability to both identify and manage your own emotions, and to pick up on the emotions of others, manage them and, in so doing, build trust, grow influence and achieve better outcomes is the definition of emotional intelligence.

Ms Walton also states 
that EQ as the single factor that is most influential in differentiating average performers from extraordinary ones.

In a 2011 Career Builder Survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals, 71% stated they valued emotional intelligence in an employee over IQ.*  Read more HERE

Celebrating 30 years of the Sydney Guangzhou sister city relationship. City of Sydney 2030. Guangzhou China. Principal partner: Westpac

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sydney-Guangzhou sister city relationship. With Sydney and Guangzhou as natural partners due to the historic ties it represents for some of the first Chinese in Australia, Australia-China relations grow from strength-to-strength. Both are economically dynamic port cities and financial centres, with thriving services and innovation sectors.

To celebrate and further develop this significant relationship, the City has partnered with these organisations to host a program of events in Guangzhou from Monday 30 May to Thursday 2 June 2016

HCC in the MEDIA

HCC's co-founder, George Wing Kee was recently featured in an inner city newspaper in a very well researched and detailed article and due to the popularity and attention it has attracted, please enjoy the piece here.

Tour Chinatown to discover some of busy inner-Sydney hub’s best kept secret

Article published by Central HERE

George Wing Kee knows the secrets of Chinatown and is running tours delving in to its history and hidden gems. Picture: Phil Rogers

IT MAY be 2016, but step inside Chinese Ginseng and Herbs Company in Chinatown and you could be fooled into thinking you’ve stepped into the era of emperors.

Prices for all 1300 medicine herbs and tea in the specialty Chinese herb store, which has been open for 30 years, are calculated on an abacus — a traditional counting frame dating back to 200BC.

Run by Margaret and Sunny Duong under the careful eye of Margaret’s father and the store’s owner Phuoc Thang Tran, the store is just one of the many hidden gems waiting to be discovered in Haymarket’s iconic Chinatown.

George Wing Kee of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce runs tours of the area to help locals and visitors alike enjoy the secrets of Chinatown — what Mr Wing Kee calls the communal heart of the city.

“(For the Chinese) culturally and spiritually (there is) an attraction to Chinatown,” Mr Wing Kee said.

From the black statues, which represent the Buddhist portrayal of man’s suffering, to the placement of trees, a deep understanding of Chinese spirituality is woven through the area.  Read more HERE

The Lord Mayor Promotes Sydney
as key tech innovation hub

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Image: CeBIT Australia

In a keynote address to CeBIT Australia 2016, City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore called for a greater focus on supporting entrepreneurialism across all levels of government.

The theme of her address to the CeBIT delegates was one of helping to create an “ecosystem” that nurtures start-ups in not only the City of Sydney, but across the state of New South Wales and all of Australia.

The Lord Mayor noted that Australia has a long history of innovation, “though in the past many of the innovators were starved of resources and support that would have allowed them to develop their brilliant ideas”.

But with innovation “now firmly on the agenda”, as it’s being heavily pushed by all levels of government, Ms Moore said there is now an opportunity to develop a more proactive approach to fostering this key area of the Australian economy.

According to Ms Moore, planning regulations can be used to encourage innovative and affordable spaces, host events, information exchange programs and develop access to markets by leveraging our international city relationships, connecting entrepreneurs with city stakeholders, and increasing opportunities for start-ups through our procurement procedures.  Read more HERE

Have Your Say!
Sydney Your Say
Where do you draw the line on a socially just and resilient Sydney?

City of Sydney want to offer everyone a great quality of life and opportunities to realise their potential as part of a thriving society. Be sure to have your say and contrubute towards making Sydney a city for all.

Tell them where you draw the line on a socially just and resilient Sydney

The City of Sydney is developing a social sustainability policy to strengthen our city’s social fabric in the face of the many critical social challenges we are facing as a community. We want Sydney to offer everyone a great quality of life and opportunities to realise their potential as part of a thriving society.

Take our quick survey below  to share your thoughts towards making Sydney an even better place to live, work, learn and play.

Find out more 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.  


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.

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.
  • A single northbound only lane is being maintained on George Street, between Grosvenor and Alfred streets (Zone 2) and between Margaret and Bridge streets (Zone 3). No southbound vehicle movements are permitted along these sections of George Street.
  • George Street access through to The Rocks will be maintained. Exit from The Rocks (from George Street southbound) will now be via Alfred Street and Pitt Street.
  • East/west movements across Bridge and Grosvenor streets, and Hunter and Margaret streets will be maintained. Motorists wishing to access George Street southbound between Hunter and King streets are advised to use Bridge, Pitt and Hunter streets.
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 travelchoices@transport.nsw.gov.au or visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au/travelchoices

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

Darling Square – Construction update Demolition activities and infrastructure works

 Demolition of the former entertainment centre is progressing and expected to be completed in mid-2016.

 The bus layover zone will cease to operate from April. Discussions with the City of Sydney regarding future long-term plans for coach parking are progressing. Alternate coach parking area is available on Darling Drive.

 The western footpath on Harbour Street, between the Little Hay Street traffic lights and Little Pier Street, will close until the end of construction in the interest of public safety. First residential building

 Concrete structural works continue and the three jump forms continue to rise.

 Concrete pours are occurring on level 11 of Core 1 and level 3 for Core 2 & Core 3.  Façade works have commenced on level 8 of SW1. Commercial building

 Concrete structural works continue and the three jump forms continue to rise with the level 4 slab now complete. View of the commercial building from Pier Street

High Interest Expected For Lendlease’s Final Release At Darling Square
darling square

Home-buyers will have their last chance to purchase an apartment in one of Australia’s most vibrant inner city neighbourhoods with the launch of Lendlease’s final release at Darling Square.  Read more HERE 

HCC would like to welcome our new members and we will introduce each of them in upcoming issues.

New Members


Art Atrium

Claudia Chan Shaw  10 to 29 May 2016

Claudia Chan Shaw launches the Poster Boy Exhibition 10 - 28 May 2016 at the Art Atrium.  Claudia's exhibition, Poster Boy, explores this process of accidental layering and the stripping away of messages. Some of the resulting photographs are purely abstract, while others offer suggestions of a message, reconceptualised by the camera’s intervention. Find out more HERE

Market City Parking Promotion
3 Hours Free Parking
Spend $88 or more at any Market City retailer and receive 3 hours parking for free. * Conditions apply.   Find out  more HERE

Netstripes Business Event
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Join Netstripes at their Bizruption event with the Hon. Minister Kelly O’ Dwyer, Federal Minister for Small Business and a host of other key influencers and VIPS’s on 25th May 2016.  Find out more HERE

BUNDA launch New Location, A New Collection
Contact Details

BUNDA is very happily housed in our new home at the MLC centre and to celebrate, they have launched a new collection. BUNDA MLC Centre 43 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000.  More HERE

Cult Classics at Events Cinema George Street 

Some of cinemas most celebrated films are set to return to our screens in the 2016 season of ‘In The House’!
Every Friday until 20 May 2016  Find out more HERE

Small Buz Connect Business
Face to Face Guidance and Support
NSW Govt Initiative

The Small Biz Buss arrives Haymarket on Wednesday 11 May Time: 9am–3pm and will be located at the north end of Dixon Street Mall, Haymarket.  Head down to meet the team for some small business tips!

Start Up Stories: Can Business Do Good?

Panel Session on Wed 11 May 2016 at 622 Harris Street, Ultimo 
In this session of start-up stories, the panel discussion will look to uncover how diverse business practices and social justice intersect. If you’re interested in exploring how business can be social good, then this event is for you!  FInd out more HERE 

Privacy Awareness Week
15-21 May 2016

 Two hands holding a lock.
Privacy Awareness Business Breakfast

Monday 16 May 2016 at The Westin from 7:30 - 9:00am
The Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and the UN Special Rapporteur will discuss the right to privacy with Professor Joseph Cannataci, speaking at the OAIC’s annual business breakfast.  Find out more HERE

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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