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20 October 2015

Business Success for the Future

As the future economy evolves through advent of new technologies, time poor and high demand customers and compounding global issues, here are some points to consider for future growth and ensuring your business stays in time with the next economy;

Disruption - the new economy of sharing and collaboration requires businesses to change the way they think, behave, learn and do business.  The challenge is to innovate, experiment and identify opportunities to adapt your business model to secure your place in the future economy.


Leadership - Leaders who collaborate and engage with their teams and business partners are better able to identify opportunities and accelerate their businesses.   Creating a collective culture ensures a business's commitment to innovation and adaptability to endure a highly competitive market economy.

China - Australia’s future economic growth will be largely aligned with our relationship with China, the world’s second largest economy.  Industries that will see the most fruit from building this strong Australiasian relationship include; property, agriculture, resources and technology.

Selling - is no longer a simple transaction but only the beginning of a customer relationship.   Customers now seek unique customer experiences and brands that will stand out amongst competitors. This can be done by setting new standards,
marketing touch points that resonate and reach customers across many platforms and brand loyalty with employees which translates across all levels of the company’s customer engagement.
Read more HERE


HCC Christmas Invitation 2015

We are excited to invite you to join us at our end of 2015 Christmas celebratory Chamber event
on Thursday 26 November 2015.
 
Enjoy our active networking, surprise performances, prize giveaways and delicious food and drinks at the wonderful new member venue, The Hilton Hotel, Level 2, 488 George Street, Sydney!

Book HERE
Limited tickets available.


HCC Asia Panel Event 2015 Highlights 

Following an eventful and encouraging discussion at our HCC Asia Panel in September please see the event highlights through our first HCC event video click HERE


 HCC Chinatown Tours attracts Goulburn students
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Ross Mackay is a teacher from Goulburn High School who has brought over 100 students to Chinatown to attend George Wing Kee's HCC Cultural tours. HCC appreciated his ongoing passion and enthusiasm to share Chinatown's history and culture with his school's many interested students.

From a recent interview with Ross, he explained,

"I am a teacher from a rural high school in NSW. The majority of my students have had only very limited experience of ciultures outside of their town. My hope is to provide them with an opportunity to experience cultures and events from other parts of the world to help build inquiring, thinking student for the 21st century."

Chinatown Markets Welcome 'Little Eat Street'
Regarded as one of the most culturally diverse and exciting night markets in Australia, the Chinatown markets during the month of October features the annual popluar Asia At Your Doorstep promotion of Little Eat Street which has proven very popular.  Find out more HERE


Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015

 

Find out all you need to know about Haymarket - food, fashion, people and promotions!
grab a copy at any local retailer or download it HERE

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.



BECOME A MEMBER


If you would like to join our growing membership please    

Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP


OR
 
HCC's 2015 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


 Friday 23 October to Tuesday 1 December
Day works:  6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm Saturday
Night works: 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday (when required)
Work taking place during this period includes:  Traffic signal work to manage traffic flow.  Trenching along and across the track alignment to ensure protection and preservation of utilities.  Utility works to modify access and relocate services from the light rail track alignment. How will works affect you?
Traffic changes from 23 October 2015, general traffic will not be permitted in Zone 5 (George Street between King Street and Market Street). A southbound controlled access lane will be maintained through this zone for emergency and local access vehicles only to access driveways and loading docks. See map for details. Signage and personnel will be in place to help direct vehicles safely around construction activity. All east/west movements across George Street and access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths will be maintained at all times.
The signalised mid-block crossing in zone 5 will be converted to a zebra crossing for the closure. A monitoring regime will be in place for this change to pedestrian facilities.
Cyclists will need to dismount prior to entering this zone 5 area. Cyclists not having a destination within this section will be redirected to other routes. For more detailed maps on block closures and how to move around the CBD visit mysydney.com.au.

The start of construction of the light rail is underway as the ALTRAC Light Rail team are busy preparing for the start of construction on George Street in the CBD on 23 October, buses will roll out of George Street in the CBD for the final time on 4 October 2015,
Sydneysiders will be faced with a number of challenges throughout the construction period, but by early 2019 the construction sites will be replaced with a fully operational light rail service. One light rail vehicle can carry up to 450 people, the same amount as nine standard buses or 90 cars.

Build UPDATE:
Friday 23 October to Tuesday 1 December
Day works:  6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm Saturday
Night works: 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday (when required)
Work taking place during this period includes:
· Traffic signal work to manage traffic flow.
· Trenching along and across the track alignment to ensure protection and preservation of utilities.
· Utility works to modify access and relocate services from the light rail track alignment.

Traffic changes from 23 October 2015, general traffic will not be permitted in Zone 5 (George Street between King Street and Market Street). A southbound controlled access lane will be maintained through this zone for emergency and local access vehicles only to access driveways and loading docks. See map for details. Signage and personnel will be in place to help direct vehicles safely around construction activity. All east/west movements across George Street and access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths will be maintained at all times.
The signalised mid-block crossing in zone 5 will be converted to a zebra crossing for the closure. A monitoring regime will be in place for this change to pedestrian facilities.

Cyclists will need to dismount prior to entering this zone 5 area. Cyclists not having a destination within this section will be redirected to other routes. For more detailed maps on block closures and how to move around the CBD visit mysydney.com.au.

For further information about the CBD and South East Light Rail project:
Email SLRCommunity@acciona.com.au / 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


Darling Square Update

Stormwater amplification works on Hay Street are complete
Two important milestones have recently been reached on the Darling Square site since our last with construction commencing on both the first residential building and commercial building.

Two tower cranes were also delivered to site in August to support the construction of these buildings. Piling on both buildings have recently been completed and concrete structural works are underway. Work has also commenced to establish the jump form (a specialised piece of formwork used to construct building cores) for the commercial building.

Another two tower cranes are planned to be delivered to site in October.

Thomas Street between Hay and Quay street
Upgrades 2015-16

As the City of Sydney continues transforming Chinatown, with ongoing making traffic changes and other improvements in Thomas Street between Hay and Quay streets, the Chamber welcomes this exciting new public space that will engage the local community, attract new visitors and encourage greater pedestrian use. This upgrade follows the successful upgrade of nearby Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane.

UPDATE
Thomas Street between Hay Street and Ultimo Road:
- decorative paving with concentric circles
- boulders that are part of an integrated artwork
- granite footpaths with trachyte kerbs
- a signalised intersection at Thomas Street and Ultimo Road
- smartpoles for traffic signals and lights.

Now there is work on these features in the shared zone between Ultimo Road and Thomas Lane:
- more smartpoles
- more granite pavers
- pits for new trees
- more decorative paving and boulders as part of the integrated artwork.

The City of Sydney expect the project to be completed in February 2016.
 

MEMBER NEWS
& EVENTS

Westpac Launches State of the Art New Branch

Westpac's CEO Brian Hartzer recently launched Westpac's new innovative branch on the corner of Pitt and Hunter Streets also celebrating this as their 100th branch.


Advance 'Bond' Screening at Events Cinema George Street

See the hotly anticipated new Bond film, SPECTRE, at our Advance Screening on Wednesday 11 November. Find out more HERE


4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Yum Cha Fundraiser

Join 4A at their special fundraiser Yum Cha banquet at Marigold in Sydney’s Chinatown the heart stopping finale of our Paddle8 auction on 1 November at 12pm.  Find out more HERE

Public Art Tour in Chinatown
This Saturday at 1pm meet independent curator Carrie Mulford as she leads this guided walking tour of her favourite public artworks in the Haymarket area of Sydney.  Find out more HERE.

Sydney Kings Play at the Qantas Credit Arena
The MightyMite Sydney Kings are preparing for what is set to be one of the most exciting and hotly contested NBL seasons in years with the Kings versus Adelaide.  Ticket prices from $25.00 Book HERE

FINAL SHOWS
Don’t miss out on the last shows at Qantas Credit Union Arena! 

The Qantas Credit Union Arena will be closing at the end of 2015 to make way for Darling Square, the new city neighbourhood. The last shows at the arena 

have been announced and the line-up is one that’s not to be missed:

• Sam Smith – Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December

• The Amity Affliction and A Day to Remember - Saturday 12 December

• John Farnham - Wednesday 16 December

• Cold Chisel - Tuesday 15, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December

• Elton John - Saturday 19 December

Find out more HERE 

HCC MEMBER PROFILE

Ged Rockcliff
Head of Residential 
Savills  Australia

How long has your business been in Haymarket? Very much a newcomer, we celebrate 12 months in Feb 2016
 
Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area? Our business is the only truly international residential business that covers house and apartment sales, luxury sales as well as property management. We are also large in commercial, retail, industrial and hotels!
 
What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time? Having studied in Haymarket over 25 years ago the area has undergone a complete transformation. Haymarket is now such a vibrant part of inner Sydney with a great mix of tourists, locals, entertainment, dining, education and a wide range of employment opportunities, it’s this diversity that creates such a great atmosphere.
 
Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members? I think due to the Chamber’s effectiveness in looking after all stakeholders interests fairly, government, residents, tourists and business owners alike.
 
Could you describe Haymarket in three words? Vibrant, Fun, Food!!!!
 
What do you see as happening in 2015-16? I see a general consolidation in our industry, amid current turmoil I see very sound fundamentals underpinning a period of stability and security. A cheaper dollar will help our business and may see more over seas students enrol, we also have a City with much growth underpinned by some very sound (and importantly funded) key infrastructure projects
 
How do you see the plans in and surrounding Haymarket for the future? It’s a vote of confidence in the local area by government and private industry alike. I deal with all stakeholders and all agree that this area is becoming more and more important in our international city.
 
Favourite place in Chinatown? Waitan
 
Any advice to other businesses? Always act with integrity and take a long term approach to customer care.
 
What is one of your favourite quote? Happy Wife Happy Life!

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