17 February 2015
The year ahead ..
With many of our Chamber business members experiencing a solid start to 2014, Haymarketer recently attended the ABC Radio National panel discussion featuring leading economic, political and social commentators outlining what to expect in 2015. Two key insights were the importance of market 'confidence' ('Confidence is the cheapest form of stimulus,' quoted by Larry Summers) and that with the likely uncertain political and economic climate ahead, the rise of the local community will become one of the most powerful places for businesses and individuals to achieve change and growth.
On this positive note, HCC looks forward to a successful 2015 supporting Haymarket's local business community and wish you a prosperous, safe and steady Chinese New Year of The Goat.
Early bird Tickets ends Friday 20 February 2015
Begin this exciting and creative Year of the Goat with HCC's Tuesday 3 March 2015 (last day of the official 2015 CNY Celebration period) and enjoy meeting our special guests, dynamic networking and delicious Cantonese food and drinks at the top floor of the Emperor's Garden.
Chinese New Year Around the World
The Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors Exhibition for
Sydney Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year (CNY) is one of the most celebrated events in China and around the world. Sydney alone features over 80 CNY events! To share this festive time we have provided a few celebratory highlights from other Chinatowns and communities across the globe;
To build on and prepare your business nous for 2015 below are a list of top 3 business books to read this year*;
This book looks at the way we can create an abundant future of prosperity through the global redesign of what is possible. Roger Martin’s key idea include if you hold two ideas as opposites, find a way for both things to be true: go forward and reconcile deep divides to find new solutions to old problems through new thinking. Martin’s book is described like yoga for the mind.
2. Redesigning Leadership (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
MIT Press, 2011
Johin Maeda looks at how we might reinvent the world around us and how fundamentally this will involve having people take the big step away from just being themselves (the thing we all know best) and join in doing something with others (the people we fear may let us down). Maeda’s book captures a modern leader’s challenge to switch gears and become a social, collaborative leader.
3. Diversity and Complexity (Primers in Complex Systems)
Scott E. Page
Princeton University Press, 2010
This book looks at how complex systems can turn out to be adaptive and resilient to become thriving, systems. Read how a math theorist argues for difference ... cognitive difference reflected in our lives, our workplaces and ultimately what we create. The value of this difference is a proven truth for how we can shape both better ideas and new solutions for the future.
* Source: IDEAS TED
Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015
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.
If you would like to join our growing membership please
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Thomas Street Upgrades for 2015
Improvements and traffic changes to Thomas Street between Hay Street and Quay Street are part of the second stage of transforming Chinatown. This follows the successful upgrade of Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane.
- Two travel lanes on Thomas Street between Hay Street and Ultimo Road, with the additional left turn lane into Ultimo Road being retained. From Ultimo Road, there will be no traffic permitted southbound into the proposed Thomas Street shared zone.
- One-way southbound traffic on Thomas Street between Thomas Lane and Quay Street.
- Adding 2 loading zones in the area, and removing 18 parking spaces on the western side of Thomas Street to allow for widened footpaths
The City is developing detailed design plans for the Thomas Street transformation, with construction set to begin in January 2015. Find out more HERE
CBD 7 South East Light Rail Update
Improvements to the CBD and South East Light Rail project have been announced that will result in better services with increased capacity, improved traffic flow at key intersections and less overhead wires.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced that the contract to design, construct, operate and maintain the $2.1 billion CBD and South East Light Rail line has been awarded, meaning reduced congestion and faster journey times in the CBD.
Major construction of the project is now expected to finish in 2018, and services scheduled to commence in early 2019, almost a year earlier than originally expected.
The contract was signed late tonight with the ALTRAC Light Rail consortium, formerly named Connecting Sydney, and it also provides customers with better services with increased capacity, improved traffic flow at key intersections and less overhead wires. The news will also be announced by members of the consortium to international markets tonight.
Construction begins in 2015 until 2019/20. Find out more HERE
Darling LIVE Update
Last week the Lend Lease Darling Square project team moved their new project office into the heart of Chinatown. With over 90 people in the office, the team will continue growing as the project progresses. The Lend Lease team are very excited with their new office so they can now immerse themselves within the vibrant Chinatown community right near the exciting new neighbourhood they are creating at Darling Square.
- Work on site at Darling Square is well underway with demolition of the carpark planned to be complete in May before construction of the first residential building and student accommodation building begins mid this year.]
- The first residents and students are planning to move into Darling Square in 2017.
Tues 24 February 2015
The next community information session will provide an update on the plans for the public spaces in Darling Harbour and source feedback on the designs for the next Development Applications that will be lodged with the Department of Planning & Environment.
The session will be held on Tuesday 24 February, between 6pm and 8:30pm at the Novotel Rockford, Darling Harbour Room (Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour). RSVP by Thursday 19 February on email HERE or call 1300 799 026.
For more information on the Darling Harbour Revitalisation Infrastructure NSW 8016 0100 or The Goods Line Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority 9240 8500. Find out more HERE
Dragon Boat Racing Festivities
Enjoy Sydney's Dragon Boat Racing, one of the festive cultural events from an array of more than 80 family-friendly events for the Sydney Chinese New Year 2015 program, the largest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia. Saturday 28 February from 9am - 4pm and Sunday from 1 March 9am - 3pm at Cockle Bay Darling Harbour. Find out more HERE
CNY Children's Workshop Sat 21 February 2015
To celebrate Chinese New Year Monkey Baa Theatre brings award winning illustrator Anne Spudvilas to host an exciting charcoal drawing workshop (for 6-14 years old) based on Li Cunxin's celebrated picture book, The Peasant Prince; a true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life and regarded as one of the most inspiring stories to come from China. Find out more HERE
George Wing Kee HCC Chinatown Tours
for CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015
Autumn Festival Tour Video
Don't miss George Wing Kee's popular Chinatown personal tours during Chinese New Year 2015. There will be 3 tours and a special tour for students (12 yrs.and over) which will include a short tour of Chinatown then a show at Monkey Baa Theatre with an optional yum cha. Book for 26th Feb 2015 (early bookings). Find out more and email: email@example.com
VisAsia Chinese New Year Banquet 2015
Art Gallery NSW
Join Michael Brand, Art Gallery of NSW director, and Warwick Johnson, Chair of VisAsia, for a banquet at one of Sydney’s most renowned Chinese restaurants to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The evening is hosted by VisAsia, the Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts and is a City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Associated Event with guests of Honour Edmund Capon AM OBE & Joanna Capon OAM
Date : Friday 20 Feb 2015 at Marigold Restaurant / Ticket : $88 per person or $880 per table of 10 includes food, drinks, entertainment & lion dance. Book HERE
ACTIONS FOR TOMORROW
Photo sourced from 4A
17 January – 7 March 2015
Actions for Tomorrow is the first solo exhibition of Yangjiang Group, the Chinese artist collective that use the medium of calligraphy as a conceptual springboard into a diverse range of installations and performances. Find out more HERE
City of Sydney CNY Events
Friday 12 Feb - Sun 1 March 2015
Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Frid 13 - Sun 22 Feb 2015
Chinese New Year Twilight Parade
Sun 22 Feb 2015
Dragon Boat Races
Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 March 2015
Chinatown Lion Dances
Sat 7 - Sun 22 Feb 2015
Chinatown Public Symposium
Chinatown Public Symposium an associated events of the 2015 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival with researchers from the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney presents the ARC Linkage Project entitled ‘Sydney’s Chinatown in the Asian Century: from ethnic enclave to global hub’ in collaboration with the City of Sydney. 9 March 2015 starts 5:30 pm at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. For more information contact Dr Alexandra Wong (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 9685-9483)
AMSA CNY Banquet
The Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association (AMSA)'s 2015 Chinese New Year Banquet won Friday 27 February will include The Hon. John Alexander MP, The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, and Councillor Robert Kok. Friday, 27th February 2015 at Palace Chinese Restaurant. Find out more HERE
‘Seeking Humanity’ is an art exhibition by renowned Australian artist, Wendy Sharpe. It is not about politics, but puts a human face to those who have fled situations of great danger in their home country in search of safety and freedom in Australia. Exhibition 17 February – 12 March 2015 Tuesday to Sunday – 10am to 4.00pm at The Muse, Sydney TAFE, Cnr Harris & Mary Anne Streets, Ultimo, Sydney
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