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10 January 2017

2017 Onwards

As January eases us back into 2017, it is a good opportunity to use this downtime to recharge for a strong year ahead. Here are some relaxation suggestions that Entrepreneur.com has drawn from super successful people;
  • Get active
  • Meditate and relax
  • Read, learn and expand your mind 
  • Network
HCC launches into 2017 with our official Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster Banquet on Friday 10 February 2017.  See the event details further below.

Very soon we begin the traditional 14 day celebrations for the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster, known for strength, alertness and honor.  This fiery year though may have already begun with the launch of the Year of the Two Bears; the panda and the koala, representing the Chinese and Australian governments' "China-Australia Year of Tourism", so what an exciting year ahead.  Read more HERE

This year we launch our Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2017 that brings you the 'Flavors of Haymarket' where you really get to taste all that our unique precinct has to offer; featuring hundreds of business members, local personalities, an insiders' guides on where to go, what to do and many delicious places to eat.

Officially launching at our HCC CNY Banquet please see below our a little taster of our vivid Haymarket Live, Work and Play pages from our soon to be released Guide.
We are also very pleased to start the new year by warmly welcoming in our new HCC Members this month;


HCC looks forward to supporting our community, promoting and networking our many HCC valued members, working with our stakeholders, partners, sponsors and building our Chamber network this coming year.  

We look forward to seeing you and your teams at our CNY Banquet! 


4 Weeks to Go
With over 500 special guests welcoming in an exciting 2016Year of the Monkey featuring the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull AO, our second official Chinese New Year Banquet invite is here.
Due to popular demand, HCC is very excited to invite you to join us at our HCC Chinese New Year Red Fire Rooster Banquet 2017 with our many Special Guests and Dignitaries on Friday 10 February 2017.  Special guests include; The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps, Councillors Jess Scully, Linda Scott and Craig Chung and special guest Charlie Teo.

Please book EARLY so you don't miss out!


Note: HCC Members are invited to express their interest in event sponsorship.


2017 Happy Harbour New Year

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Thank you to the Lord Mayor and the City of Sydney for inviting HCC to attend the official Sydney Harbour New Year festivities again this is one of the most exciting new year celebrations in the world.

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.  GWK HCC Tours Friday 27 January and 31 January 2017 at 10:30am.  To find out more click HERE

Planning & Transport

Throughout January, construction site work will be expanding on George Street between Alfred Street and Hunter / Margaret Streets as well doing essential utility work at the Bridge / Grosvenor Streets intersection.

Between Circular Quay and Bridge Street on George Street, work will ramp up in the next three months, with kerb to kerb utility and drainage work to take place so that tracks can be installed by Easter. priority is for Sydney to keep moving while construction continues.

Travels to the CBD have been strongly advised to use public transport and plan their journey ahead as there will be several changes and associated delays.  Alternate vehicle access into The Rocks will be via Loftus Street and Alfred Street or Hickson Road.

Light rail construction will also continue at the George and Hay Streets intersection where buses will replace the Inner West Light Rail service between Central and The Star.

There will be road closures and transport changes in place. For more details on closures and alternate routes can be found at www.mysydneycbd.com.au.

Hay Street intersection work until  23 January 2017

  • Starting Boxing Day, essential utility work will be carried out where the existing Inner Wes Light Rail line will intersect with the new line at Hay Street.
  • From 1am Monday 26 December 2016 to 6am Saturday 31 December 2016:
    • George Street between Ultimo Road and Campbell Street will be closed to all traffic. Northbound traffic on George Street will be diverted onto Pitt Street at Railway Square.
    • Ultimo Road will be closed northbound at Quay Street.
    • All southbound traffic on Sussex Street must turn right on Hay Street as there is no through access to Thomas Street.
    • Thomas Street between Ultimo Road and Hay Street is local traffic only, access via Ultimo Road.
  • From 6am Monday 2 January to 5am Friday 23 January 2017, work will continue on Hay Street between George and Sussex Streets.
  • Buses will replace services on the Inner West Light Rail between Central and The Star from Monday 26 December 2016 to Monday 23 January 2017. Light rail services will continue to run between Convention and Dulwich Hill. For details visit transportnsw.info.

To plan your journey on public transport, visit www.transportnsw.info Find out more HERE

A major milestone has been reached in the construction of the CBD and South East Light Rail, with the first 80 metres of tracks in George Street.  The tracks have been laid between Park and Bathurst streets, in front of Town Hall. This section will eventually become part of the one-kilometre pedestrian boulevard, once construction is complete.

The 18-metre individual lengths of track, which each weigh one tonne, will be laid progressively along George Street between Alfred Street and Rawson Place.  Crews are now preparing the foundations for more tracks along George Street, near Martin Place and the QVB. These will be set in place early in the New Year.

A total of 410 metres of track is in the ground along the length of the light rail route.  The new light rail is set to be complete and open to customers in 2019. 

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


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