12 April 2016
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all other seasons"
Autumn represents one of China's favourite flowers, the Chrysanthemum (菊花) which signifies cleansing, intellectual accomplishments, longevity of life and the powerful Yang energy.
Within weeks we welcome in a federal budget that will lead us into a much anticipated election whilst businesses busily prepare for the end of financial year, making this Autumn one of the most eventful seasons in 2016
Another exciting Autumn event is our HCC 'Night of Lights' on Monday 30 May 2016. Enjoy our active networking, drinks, canapes and maybe some great movie tickets too with the lights of the Gold Class Lounge at Events Cinema George Street. With special HCC announcements that night, we look forward to seeing you there!
China Offers Many Opportunities
In light of the current delegation in China for Australian China business week, the Australian Broadcast Corporation invited key Australian executives doing business with and living in China to share some of their insights. The article reported that China's great increase in wealth, its globally-educated workforce increasing, and the exponential growth in the country's demand for services is Australia's great opportunity.
"Interest in Chinese culture and history lead to study of history and language at university, plus travel".
Michael Wadley, founder of Wadley Business Consulting and non-executive director at Bellamy's
"China is one of largest and most important financial services markets in the world."
Alex Scandurra, chief executive officer at Stone & Chalk
Read more HERE
The Fourth Revolution
The fourth revolution, according to Klaus Schwab from the World Economic Forum, will see us face a wave of new technologies that merges our physical, digital and biological worlds . Building from the third industrial wave of the Digital Revolution, this next industrial transformation aims to impact all disciplines economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.
With the potential to connect billions more people to the web, this new revolution will drastically improve the efficiency of business and organizations and help regenerate the natural environment through better asset management, potentially even undoing all the damage previous industrial revolutions have caused. We look forward to seeing this next change ahead.
Darling Square Three Tower Development Designs
FJMT’s three-tower addition (centre) fronts onto Darling Square. Kengo Kuma's first Australian project will be situated directly infront.
The latest piece of the Darling Square development in Sydney’s Darling Harbour comes from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp in the form of a three-tower mixed use development complete with a massive retail podium.
Forming part of the 20-hectare Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment precinct (SICEEP) Project, Darling Square is a new mixed-use residential neighbourhood at Haymarket which has been concept designed by Denton Corker Marshall (DCM).
Darling Square itself has been divided into six development plots by DCM, one of which we now know has been handed to FJMT to deliver a mixed use residential development.
FJMT have submitted a proposal for the South East plot (SE) which is composed of three tower forms (SE1, SE2 and SE3) ranging in height from nine to 30-storeys which rest upon a shared five storey podium.
Two terracotta flourishes swoop down to “ground” the podium in the public domain and combine to present a dramatic elevation of the podium over the Hay St colonnade.
More news about Darling Square below in Planning and Development.
Source: Nathan Johnson / http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/
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
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.
BECOME A MEMBER
If you would like to join our growing membership please
Make the most of 2016 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
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.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Light rail construction count down begins
Major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail project.
Road closures will occur on most of George Street this year for light rail major construction, placing unprecedented pressure on the road network.
To help prepare business, staff, customers and clients, Transport NSW established the Travel Choices program. Since August 2015, the Travel Choices team has worked with over 450 organisations offering either one-to-one support or group workshops; providing information on the changes to the CBD transport network, as well as advice and resources to get their business prepared for Tomorrow’s Sydney.
Travel Choices information workshops
Free workshops are available and will cover:
There are a number of workshops scheduled each month. Register for an upcoming workshop at: HERE
- 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
For More information
Speak to one of the Travel Choices advisors for further information or set up a workshop, call 1800 632 500, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Demolition of the former Qantas Credit Union Arena (QCUA) building is underway and will continue through to mid-2016. Construction of the first residential building and new Commonwealth Bank (CBA) office building is progressing with the ground slabs for both buildings now complete. Over the next few months these buildings will come out of the ground and take shape. The first student accommodation building, which is being delivered by Urbanest, with Buildcorp as the construction contractor is progressing with a concrete pour now typically occurring each week.
South East Tower
SE1 from the South
At 100 metres high, SE1 is the tallest of the towers. It has been placed on the southern edge of the podium which fronts onto Hay Street and is designed to maximise northern frontage whilst minimising its southern face and prominence.
The northern aspect, overlooks the public square and the Kengo Kuma’s curvaceous Darling Exchange building, is the longest façade and has been broken up with subtle recesses. The southern, which fronts Hay St, has a large sculptural recess line which will provide the effect of two smaller towers and breaks down the scale along the street.
CBA opts for Lend Lease's Darling Square and the funds follow
The new Commonwealth Bank building at Darling Square in Sydney is to be developed by Lendlease.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia will extend its employment hub on the southern fringe of the Sydney CBD and in late 2017 will move up to 3000 staff into a new office facility to be developed by Lendlease as part of the Darling Square project.
First State Super and the Lendlease managed Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial) will buy the completed office building at a price in excess of $300 million.
Darling Square will be a mixed-use precinct, just to the south of the fast rising Convention and Exhibition centres, linked to Cockle Bay and Central Station by a new boulevard including 1500 apartments, student accommodation and shopping.
The CBA building, which will front the new boulevard, is on the site of the old Entertainment Centre car park and a 300-metre walk from Commonwealth Bank Place, also developed by Lendlease and part-owned by APPF Commercial. Read more HERE
HCC would like to welcome our new members and we will introduce each of them in upcoming issues.
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
The Peasant Prince
- Not to be Missed!
“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”
Monkey Baa Theatre
Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer to the stage in this extraordinary production.
Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale.
Monkey Baa is honoured to be working closely with Li to adapt The Peasant Prince onto the stage. Suitable for ages 6+ Book HERE
Chinatown Cultural Walking Tours 2016
30th April 2016 and 15th May 2016
Start time 10.30 a.m. and ends by 12p.m.
Tour group to meet at Capitol Theatre Campbell St. Haymarket.
George Wing Kee conducts personalised Chinatown 1.5 hour walking tours throughout Haymarket. which feature key historical and cultural sites throughout Chinatown. George has shared his tours with hundreds of tour groups with a single walking tour attracting up to 70 people. If you would like to know more please contact us.
Bookings essential mobile 0416166380. George Wing Kee (Haymarket Chamber of Commerce) or email HERE
Plug in your Tech Start Up Workshop
City of Sydney Business 101 Workshop
9 May 2016
Join this free City of Sydney seminar and hear from tech veterans Airtasker and start-up wonders Maestrano. General Assembly will offer also a peek into their tech-specific educational seminars and help with your start-up ideas. Find out more HERE
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER OFFER
The Word is offering HCC Members a special adveritising opportunity in their next edition Sydney Chinese Map.
THE WORD Sydney Chinese Map now has pride of place at both Sydney Airport international arrivals and domestic arrivals. With the huge and growing numbers of visiting Chinese tourists arriving in Sydney, you can now reach them when they first step off the plane. Find out more HERE
ATO Education Sessions
16 April 2016
A series of community education sessions hosted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are commencing across the country in the coming weeks, with a focus on Australian tax obligations and foreign investment in Australia. Find out more HERE
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