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“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on

what you bring to the New Year
Vern McLellan

Welcome to 2014 and to the Chinese New Year of the Horse .  Highly ranked with the Dragon, the Horse represents competition, victory and success.  This year HCC prepares for new challenges, solutions and ideas to support our members and precinct to deliver a very exciting and fruitful year ahead.

Haymarket's historical transformation continues  to evolve and this presents us with many opportunities to lead the way as an internationally diverse, unique and adaptable destination.   

Industry Leadership

Forbes recently reported the key qualities of industry leaders include being knowledgeable, well-connected, credible, amiable  and helpful.  In particular being 'helpful' enables leaders to share, collaborate and enhance each other's knowledge and growth. 
Based on this leadership pathway, HCC is currently forging new connections with key groups both overseas and locally to collaborate and share our place making knowledge to develop  our industry leadership and drive economic growth in our precincts.

Photo montage courtesy of Chinatown New York

HCC encourages and supports our members towards achieving greater leadership through collaborative peer to peer networking so if you would like to find out more about how HCC can enhance your business please contact us HERE.

2014 Chinese New Year Launch at Belmore Park

The Official City of Sydney Chinese New Year celebrations launch last Friday saw the rain wash the Year of the Snake away in preparation for the very auspicious and exciting Year of the Horse.  With large crowds and a light filled night market throughout Belmore Park, Sydney understandably is recognised around the world for one of the most spectacular and popular festivals outside of China. 

City of Sydney Council Supports HCC in 2014

City of Sydney Council 2014

HCC are pleased to announced the City of Sydney Council's Village grant funding for the Chamber in 2014. This invaluable support will enable HCC to further develop successful programs such as the Haymarket Live Work Play Guide, wide reaching Asian networking events, leadership round table sessions and many more initiatives to stimulate and generate economic growth in our precinct.  Thank you City of Sydney.

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For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website;
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2014 click HERE 
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE  


Make the most of 2014 and


The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) infrastructure project aims to transform Sydney by providing a fast, reliable public transport service and act as a catalyst for urban renewal.
If you would like your business to be kept up to date and to have your say by with their survey HERE or find you more HERE

Sydney Entertainment Centre Renamed Prior to Demolishment

Sydney Entertainment Centre

Recently re-named the Qantas Credit Union Arena until the famous and much loved Sydney Entertainment centre is demolished,  the new appointed management group AEG Ogden will oversee the site until its last final days in December 2015. 

HCC Media Coverage

 George Wing Kee
Director of P & G Mode Realty and Co-founder of HCC

Interview story courtesy of  Village Life Sydney:

It is never too late to build an influential community. Take George Wing Kee for an example. George was in his early 70’s when he co-founded the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, said to be one of the most influential business associations in the Sydney CBD.

George and his son Peter manage residential properties in and around Haymarket through their business P&G Mode Realty, located in the heart of Haymarket. The area is better known to Sydney-siders as Chinatown.
In 2006 they joined six local business owners to discuss how they could create a voice for the area.

“At that stage we had the Hong Kong, Chinese, Singaporean and Malaysia business people in the area meeting on their own. We saw the potential for business growth if we all came together,” says George.

After meeting once a month for eight months, the group formed the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce. “At our inaugural meeting we had more guest speakers than members,” George says with a smile.

The Chamber now has 150 members. With companies focusing on local marketing, the membership includes some big corporate names and George counts a few hundred more members coming in under them.

We have an active community. There is a regular newsletter, member discounts, positions on proposed local development, a walking tour phone application, a food lovers and a live, work and play guide for the area.

About Village Life Sydney:

Village Life Sydney is a social tourism business.  We take international and national visitors to Sydney on bespoke experiences in Sydney’s villages, Sydney being a city of villages.  Our focus is to give unique Sydney experiences and to bring more commerce, that is visitors, into Sydney’s villages on week days.


Australia's Leading Children's Theatre at Darling Quarter

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac
Monkey Baa Theatre

Children's theatre, Monkey Baa Theatre launched 'The Race for the Chinese Zodiac' by Gabrielle Chan's theatrical workshop which attracted hundreds of children who enjoyed learning, participating and enjoying the ancient Chinese zodiac story the event was assisted by bi-lingual Haymarket librarians. Find out more HERE


CNY Events 2014

Thanks to the support by City of Sydney, Chinese New Year of the Horse will be celebrated with over 70 events throughout Sydney.  Find out more HERE
Twilight Parade – 2 February 2014
Note: With 2015 development plans along George St this could be your last time to catch Sydney's famous CNY parade.

Dragon Ball – 8 February 2014
Dragon Boat Races – 8-9 February 2014

ACCA CNY Annual Dinner 2014

Join and support the Australian Chinese Community Association (ACCA) at their annual CNY dinner this year with special guest Hon Malcolm Turnbull on 7 February 2014.  Find out more HERE

Beijing Silvermine

Photo courtesy of Thomas Sauvin / 4A Gallery

Beijing Silvermine at 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a unique photographic portrait of the Chinese capital and the life of its inhabitants in the decades following the Cultural Revolution.  The exhibition runs until 22 February.  Find out more HERE

Capitol Theatre brings us the much acclaimed /The Lion King' with tickets on sale Now. Find out more HERE

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