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             February 2014     

Photos from L to R: Traditional Lion Dances at St George's CNY evening, HCC EC members at the ACCA CNY dinner with MP Malcolm Turnbull and Luciana Ozcan offers Lycee to the Red Lion. 

As the year strides forward, HCC thanks Westpac, ACCA, City of Sydney, St George and CBA for inviting HCC Executives and members to  their wonderful CNY celebrations to welcome in the prosperous new year ahead.

First Chamber Networking Event 2014

Join us at our first Networking event for the year at East Ocean restaurant.  With new networks and special guest with delicious food and surprizes celebrate the first quarter of the year with HCC. 

HCC Sponsorships 2014
The Chamber is pleased to welcome sponsors Westpac and Sydney Kings for their second year and look forward to supporting and working with our sponsors during 2014.

Chamber Member Feedback

Only 2 minutes of your time to fill out our member SURVEY will assist us in finding out how we can  better support you and your business. Thank you!


For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website; www.haymarketchamber.org.au
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2014 click HERE 
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE  


Make the most of 2014 and

Planning & Development Update
The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) infrastructure project  
The NSW Govt's $1.6 billion light rail line, connecting Randwick with Circular Quay will begin soon with George Street  undergoing one of the biggest transformations ever seen in Sydney when the light rail line is built. The City has committed $220 million to the project and will continue to work closely with the State Government.

The light rail service will run from Circular Quay along George Street via Central railway station, along Devonshire Street in Surry Hills, through Moore Park to the University of NSW and to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
Darling Harbour Live
Darling Harbour Live (comprising Lend Lease, Capella Capital, HOSTPLUS, AEG Ogden and Spotless) and Lend Lease are partnering with the NSW Government to deliver Darling Harbour's redevelopment.

The convention and exhibition centre is currently being demolished and is expected to be completed in May 2014.

Planning consent was granted in Dec 2013 for the Development Application (DA) for a concept proposal for the revised Darling Harbour area.  Three detailed DA's and the new Hotel DA for the new Darling Harbour area are currently being assessed by the Dept Planning and Infrastructure.  Read more HERE

Chinese Taste for Red Wine

Red Obsession Film

The historic rise of the Chinese market's taste for red wine, with a record 136% increase in sales over the last 5 years, symbolises both the cultural value of the colour Red and the China market's thirst for it. 

Red Bottle manager, Will Figueira said,  "As a local business in Haymarket we have seen an increase in sales across both our local and international red wine ranges as well as an increase in Chinese customers over the last 12 months." Read more HERE

Hing Loong, Dixon Street, Chinatown / Haymarket

Reported as Chinatown's first Chinese named residential building, Hing Loong is one of the area's first new development along the historic and high traffic fanfare of Dixon Street and will be completed in June 2015.

Member Profile

Henry Tam
Director of East Ocean
With over 15 years of financial experience specialising in stockbroking and equity derivatives, Henry is the Division Director for Private Wealth at Macquarie Bank and two e-commerce businesses, namely Temple and Webster, and Parcel Point.

How long have you worked in Haymarket?  East Ocean has been in Haymarket for almost 30 years and we have 2nd generation customers.

Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area?  We have 18 tanks of live seafood and highly accredited chefs from HK and China specialising in Cantonese cuisine. We also won 2 Wine Glasses in the Wine List of Year Awards over the last few years and operate 365 days a year.

How do you see your industry changing in the next financial year?  More visitors and new residents coming from China, Korea, Malaysia & etc. We see more demand for different styles of cuisine on offer in Chinatown.

What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?  The Lane upgrades, many high rise residential & service apartment being build, thus more people enjoy city night life, increase night time activities. Also there have been more China festival activities, celebration organized by Sydney City council & HCC.

Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?  Haymarket provides a central hub for businesses and members where we can interact with each other which enhances relationships & thus enhances more business activities around Haymarket.

Could you describe Haymarket area in three words? Truly diversified centre (of Sydney)
 Sydney Kings

Sydney Kings forward player, Tom Garlepp has recently reached a rare milestone in the NBL, playing 150 games. The Sydney Kings isn't the first team Garlepp has played for, but it's the team where he's certainly enjoyed his most success.

Bridge Climb

Bridge Climb enjoys showing off Sydney to Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez's recent climb.


Artist: Wang Lan

Art Atrium features Wang Lan, the Beijing born, multi award winning Chinese artist from 25 February until 22 March 2014. Find out more HERE 

From 14 March - 10 May 2014 4A Gallery of Contemporary Asian Art exhibits 'Storytellers of the Town' by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook who is regarded as one Thailand's foremost contemporary artists. Find out more HERE

Business 101 Seminar Series kicks off Wednesday 12 March

Launching into 2014 the first of the Business 101 Seminar Series begins with 'Marketing in an Online World'. This year's program of seminars includes: Food Trucks and Outdoor Dining, Tech Start Ups, How to open a Small Bar and Grow your Business. All seminars are held at Customs House, commencing 6.30pm.  Register now HERE

The Great Gap Debate -  Who are Chinese Australians?

Mon 17 March 2014 from 10am - 3pm FREE. This cultural debate features the Sydney Chinese Community discussing and exploring themes such as cultural identity, exchange and intergenerational perspectives.  Find out more HERE

International Women's Day 'Speak Up' Launch Event 

Wednesday 5 March 2014 at  Damien Minton Gallery from 6 - 9pm join the  Women’s Legal Services NSW with the exciting launch of  â€˜Speak Up to End Violence Against Women’ and to raise money to help women escaping violence!    Find out more HERE

28 March 2014 at the Qantas Credit Union Arena features famous Taiwan songstress Tsai Chin. Find out more HERE

Capitol Theatre brings us the much acclaimed /The Lion King' with tickets on sale Now. Find out more HERE

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