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 8 November  2016


"If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights,

you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible."  
Hillary Clinton



History to be Made

A new US President is on the horizon as the world awaits with bated breath from one of the most controversial and polarised campaigns in history.  Described even as a circus, whatever the outcomes, the impact of this particular election has created deep social, political and economical divide across the US and potentially globally. 
Most Prosperous Countries
New Zealand

Australia remains in the top 10 as  one of the most prosperous countries in the world, according to the  ten year study by the Legatum Institute throught their Legatum Prosperity Index™.   The study tracks the journey of 149 nations in order to explain how and why nations, with similar resources do better or worse than their peers and what drives and constrains the creation of a more prosperous society.

The institute's belief is that prosperity is simply the opportunity for every person to discover, fulfil, and share their potential and involves both wealth and wellbeing with no person in poverty or in social isolation. Variables are then split into nine sub-indexes: economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital, and natural environment.

Here's their top 10 Prosperous Countries.
10.United Kingdom
9. Denmark
8. Sweden
7. Netherlands
6. Australia
5. Canada
4. Switzerland
3. Finland
2. Norway
1. New Zealand

Note: The two biggest drivers of global prosperity growth over the last ten years have been the world’s most populous nations, China and India, where many millions have been moved from poverty onto the road to prosperity

 3 Weeks to Go
HCC Christmas Networking Event at Bangaroo

Join HCC  to celebrate 2016 with your team and our many members at our end of year Christmas networking night.  Expect an exciting evening of networking, drinks and canapes
with Xmas surprises and music.  Limited places.


Marketing Platforms for Businesses
Social Platforms

HCC Is on a drive to inform, support and promote our members and local businesses across emerging digital platforms to build their brand, communities and business leads.  HCC encourages members to contact us so we can assist and support their digital presence.  Click HERE

Did you know?
Australia statistics:

Social Media Statistics Australia – October 2016

1. Facebook – 15,000,000 users (steady)
2. YouTube – 14,600,000 UAVs
3. WordPress.com – 5,300,000
4. Instagram – 5,000,000 Monthly Active Australian Users (Facebook/ Instagram data)
5. Tumblr – 4,000,000
6. LinkedIn – 3,500,000
Source: socialmedianews.com.au

Global Statistics

  • That 91% of retail brands use two or more Social media channels and that Social media users have risen by 176 million in the last year.
  • Over 50 million businesses use Facebook and 512 million engage with brands regularly with 2 million businesses advertising regularly through Facebook.
  • Instagram though is the highest per follower for engagement.  68% of Instagram users engage with brands and has 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook.
  • According to a recent user survey,  60% of users say that they discover new products on the platform and that 75 percent of users say that they’ve taken action after being inspired by a post. 
Source: Hootsuite and Brandwatch
B2B Platforms
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Committee for Sydney
HCC was kindly invited by the Committee of Sydney recently to hear Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chair of British Council and Visit Britain share his 'Thoughts from a Small Island off the Coast of Continental Europe'.  The session proved to be very interesting, insightful and collaborative with representatives from Sydney Festival, Destination NSW and NSW Property.  

Sydney Living Museums
HCC thanks the Sydney Living Museums group for inviting us to join the exciting weekend for the 2016 Sydney Open Ticket Launch as we had the opportunity to see inside Sydney heritage treasures and architectural landmarks, from the CBD to Barangaroo, Walsh Bay and The Rocks.

From historic buildings tracing the story of Sydney’s beginnings, to award-winning new buildings and space that will shape the fabric and cultural life of the city for generations to come, Sydney Open showcases the past, present and future with special access and expert guided tours.  This event highlighted the buildings' stories of innovation and occupation, of triumph and intrigue.

China's Soft Power in the US

China’s growing soft power in the U.S. continues with the Chinese mogul Wang Jianlin, Dalian Wanda Group purchasing all-American Dick Clark Productions for an eye-popping $1 billion. China’s richest man now owns the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards – as well as AMC Theaters.

The China to Hollywood story is similar to what’s unfolding in Silicon Valley, where Chinese conglomerates have been paying large sums to buy into innovative Silicon Valley tech companies.  Read more HERE

Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship Launched

The Lord Mayor Clover Moore recently launched the Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship at a wonderful night, full of warmth and humour and befitting way to commemorate Robyn’s life and achievements.

The Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship will enable an Indigenous woman to complete a three-year UTS undergraduate degree.

Donations online HERE.  All donations are fully tax deductible, and receipts will be provided in the format of your choice.

Chinese New Year George Wing Kee's Chinatown Culture and History Tour 

Chinese New Year arrives in late January and creates the busiest and most celebratory time in Chinatown and Haymarket.  With your many activities why not book a personal tour with HCC's Chinatown Culture and History walking tours with HCC Co-founder George Wing Kee.  To find out more click HERE


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 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


Sydney Light Rail Construction 

The final blocks of George Street closed this month between Liverpool and Goulburn streets, Goulburn and Hay streets, and Hay Street to Rawson Place. This means all of George Street from Circular Quay to Central is now under construction. 

Weekend intersection work in the CBD is also increasing and traffic arrangements will change significantly each weekend. 

Drivers are encouraged to check the Live Traffic website every Friday after 4pm for up-to-date information about weekend traffic changes. Those planning to drive into the city on weekends should allow extra travel time, follow detour signs and watch out for changed speed restrictions through construction zones. 

Utility and services work is ongoing in George Street, with potholing investigations taking place between Alfred and Grosvenor streets, Ausgrid pit work between Hunter and King streets, and stormwater investigation work between King and Market streets. 

Preparatory work is also taking place at the intersection of George and Hay streets in readiness for extensive further work in the coming months where the Inner West Light Rail and CBD and South East Light Rail tracks will intersect. This work will, at times, impact Inner West Light Rail services. For the latest information about existing light rail services and to plan your trip, please visit the Transport Info website.  See more HERE 

For more information: Visit www.sydneylightrail.com.au or Facebook HERE  For the latest on CBD traffic and transport changes, and support initiatives for businesses, visit HERE 

Darling Square Update

Work continues on the regeneration of Darling Harbour 

Darling Harbour Live (where the new ICC Sydney is being built)
Construction of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is progressing and is on track to be complete by the end of this year.

ICC Sydney Convention
Finishes to all levels of the Convention building continues with the majority of remaining work involving carpet laying. The commissioning of services is ongoing and the installation of seating in the Darling Harbour Theatre (the 2,500 seat plenary space in ICC Sydney Convention) is complete.

ICC Sydney Exhibition
Work on the building continues including the new east-west pedestrian access point, the Quarry Street Bridge. The loading dock is almost complete and the commissioning of services is ongoing.

ICC Sydney Theatre
The audio visual testing phase is continuing in the new Theatre and the 200 bay carpark on the western side of the site is almost complete.

Public Realm
Work on the folded landscape on the eastern side of ICC Sydney Exhibition continues and paving works in several areas progress. Sections of completed public realm are continuing to open for use by the public as they are completed.  Once Tumbalong Place and Harbourside Place opens at the end of this year, the realigned ramps from Exhibition and Convention light rail stations will link directly with these new access points into Darling Harbour.

Darling Drive status
Darling Drive will continue to be closed between the Pier Street and Convention station roundabouts between midnight Friday and 5am Monday in accordance with road authority approvals. Additional road closures will occur on weeknights between 8pm and 5am when night works for the loading dock or Darling Drive are carried out. For further information about these nights of work, please refer to our construction notifications available on this page or alternatively, call 1300 799 026.

ICC Sydney Hotel
Construction of ICC Sydney Hotel is well underway with concrete structural work continuing.  Levels for the guest rooms continue to be poured and facade work is continuing.

Darling Square
Construction is on track for the first residential building and the commercial building at Darling Square.  For more information on the construction of Darling Square, click here

Construction methodologies across all sites have been carefully selected to minimise the impact on surrounding neighbours. Hours of work are between 7am & 7pm Mon to Frid between 7am and 5pm on Sat.

For any questions or information, please contact the Darling Square Community Engagement team on 1300 699 785 or email communityupdates@darlingsq.com


Is Sydney Working Together and becoming a Resilient City? 
Panel Session TONIGHT Tues 8 November 2016

CityTalks Sydney, will discuss what is most likely to stop Sydney, who is most vulnerable, and the mega-trends that will shape our city’s future.

Hear Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation), share his experience responding to New York’s superstorm Sandy and the World Trade Centre disaster on 9/11, and discuss why resilience plans are vital for cities.

Christmas Carols at Town Hall
Tuesday 20 December 2016 from 8pm to 9.30pm

The magnificent grand organ and the stunning sandstone surroundings make this very traditional annual affair of carol singing, festive music and readings a memorable night for the whole family with massed choir, children’s choir and Navy Band.  Book HERE

China Australia Millenial Project (CAMP)
Double 11  cocktail party also China's Singles' Day
11 November 2016 @ HHQ 

CAMP are excited to announce that ThinkCHINA's MD Benjamin Sun will join this event to share the story of Singles' Day, what it has become, the spirit of e-commerce in China, and the opportunity for Australian and Chinese businesses and start-ups.  Friday 11 November 2016 Starts: 6pm - 9pm at Haymarket HQ, Lvl 2, 63 Dixon St, Haymarket, NSW 2000.  Book here

Enjoy 25% discount at Umi Sushi Darling Quarter daily after 9pm!

Free community fitness camps coming soon!

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Lendlease is partnering with social enterprise, Live Life Get Active to provide free fitness camps to the surrounding communities of Darling Square.  
The camps will be held at The Goods Line and run by qualified trainers who can cater to all different fitness levels. Running from Monday to Friday, there will be boxing, cross training and yoga sessions available with equipment provided.
Sign up now. For more information go to www.darlingsq.com

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation 
12th Anniversary Dinner & Art Auction
Thursday 17 November 2016

Can you hear me by Jason Benjamin

HCC President Simon Chan, Art Atrium Director & Chair of Aboriginal Benefits Foundation launches this special event at The Eight Restaurant Ticket : $108 per person,  $1080 for table of 10. Enjoy art viewing and drinks followed by a Chinese banquet, entertainment (including didgeridoo performance by Blak Douglas) and art auction.  Special Guests & Patrons include: Linda Burney MP, Djon Mundine OAM, Imants Tillers and Ah Xian.  To book email info@artatrium.com.au

Magnificent Performance

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

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