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 27 September  2016


'A good neighbour is a found treasure.'
As our export industry moves towards export services, our advantage in neighboring the largest emerging markets has already taken effect with a recent NSW report stating that international education has exceeded tourism, by achieving $6.96 billion this last year, with 50% of these students studying management and commerce.  With Asian markets being a driving force for growth, our ability to harness good relations, build solid diplomatic ties and promote cultural understanding only strengthens Australia's economic future.

Business with China usually grows out of relationships*. Well known Chinese business characteristics reflect patience (a famous Confucian virtue), an orientation towards harmonious relationships (a fundamental concept of Taoism), and endurance to survive and succeed (war stratagem).  

As Australia faces towards the east it is exciting to see the many new faces of Australia as we emerge and mature towards an Australasian global leader in this region. * HBR Source

Emerging faces of Australia

City of Sydney Election Welcomes Lord Mayor Clover Moore

The booming voice of world champion Town Crier, Graham Keating, officially declared the new City of Sydney Council last week at a ceremony on the steps of Sydney Town Hall.  

HCC congratulates Clover Moore and returning Councillors Kok, Councillor Foster, Councillor Scott and Councillor Vithoukas for their successful return to the City of Sydney Councill.  HCC extends a very warm welcome to the new Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps and Independent Councillors Thallis, Councillor Scully, Councillor Miller and to Liberal Councillor Chung.

The five newly elected councillors who bring a diverse range of experience to Australia’s leading local government.  Ms Moore who won the mayoralty with an overwhelming 60 per cent of the vote for a record fourth term as Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said she was just as eager to return as Mayor of Sydney as she was when first elected to the role in 2004.  “The election results are a ringing endorsement of our city’s progressive policies and our long-term focus on creating lasting change for the many people who live, work and visit our city.

Kerryn Phelps has been elected deputy mayor of the City of Sydney in the first phase of a plan to succeed Clover Moore, declaring a “busy year ahead”.

The high-profile GP and former Australian Medical Association president, who was elected at an extraordinary council meeting last night, said ... read more HERE

HCC celebrated with the Lord Mayor and elected City of Sydney Council last week.

The Lord Mayor Clover Moore with HCC Executive Vaughn and Matilda de Vocht.

Market of Lights Launches on George Street

Market of Lights Red Fire Monkey Sculptures Launch Along George St Haymarket

This month, George Street welcomes NSW Transport's sponsorship and support of HCC's Market of Lights.  Sprinkles of Red Fire Monkey Light Sculptures can be seen along George Street between Liverpool and Hay Street aimed at enlivening and activating Haymarket as the historic light rail construction enters this cultural precinct.

Haymarket businesses will be abuzz day and night with HCC's red fire monkey sculptures hanging from trees and ‘smart pole’ trees. As the sun sets the cheeky glow of these light sculptures come alive bringing warmth and an illuminated energy to the area.  

The Dixon Street launch of the Market of Lights earlier this year proved to be a huge success amongst all local businesses, residents and visitors by adding cultural flare and energy to the bustling Haymarket area. 

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


Make the most of 2016/17 and


Sydney Light Rail Construction 

ALTRAC is pushing ahead with its CBD construction program, which is expanding into a total of seven zones between Circular Quay and Liverpool Street by the end of July 2016. 


Weekend work continues at selected intersections in the CBD throughout September, allowing important work to be completed without disrupting weekday peak traffic.

The work often involves 56-hour closures (late Friday night to early Monday morning), during which the construction teams excavate the surface of the intersection, carry out their work, and then re-surface the road again for the Monday morning peak. This ‘surgical’ approach has been likened to open heart surgery on the city’s roads.

Work at the intersection of George Street with Bridge and Grosvenor streets will be continuing most weekends until late 2016 and will also take place at the intersection of George and Liverpool streets and George and Alfred streets over weekends in September and October.

Those moving around the CBD should always expect that traffic conditions have changed. Traffic controllers are in place at intersections and crossings to help direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safely around construction activities. Please follow the instructions of traffic controllers at all times.

Full construction notifications for all work currently taking place in the CBD are available on our interactive map. See more HERE

For More Travel information contact Travel Choices advisors Ph: 1800 632 500, email travelchoices@transport.nsw.gov.au or visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au/travelchoices
Key points of support services available to help during the construction include:
* A 24 hour construction response line or urgent matters phone  1800 775 465.  For any other information requests please call our project information line on 1800 684 490 or email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au.
* Freight,  deliveries and servicing of businesses contact CBDFreight@transport.nsw.gov.au
* The Office of the Small Business Commission provides free Small Business Advisors to help plan ahead for the changes occurring across the CBD.  Office of the Small Business Commissioner via 8866 3225 or emailing HERE 
For more information: Visit www.sydneylightrail.com.au or Facebook HERE  For the latest on CBD traffic and transport changes, and support initiatives for businesses, visit www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au

Darling Square Update

The demolition of the Qantas Credit Union Arena is now complete and the next residential building located on the north-east of the site is planned to start piling works next week. As part of these works, equipment is scheduled to be delivered to site next week via the gate along Harbour Street. Due to road authority restrictions with oversized loads, some deliveries must be off the road before 6am.

All deliveries will be closely managed by the site team to minimise the impact on our neighbours and construction work will not begin until 7am in accordance with our approved hours of work.

Access to Darling Harbour during construction Access to Darling Harbour from Haymarket remains at all times while construction is underway at Darling Square. If travelling from Chinatown, pedestrians can still walk between Reflection Park and Novotel Rockford to reach Darling Harbour.

For any questions or information, please contact the Darling Square Community Engagement team on 1300 699 785 or email communityupdates@darlingsq.com

HCC welcomes our new members.

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Aboriginal Benefits Foundation 
12th Anniversary Dinner & Art Auction
Thursday 17 November 2016

Can you hear me by Jason Benjamin

HCC President Simon Chan, Art Atrium Director & Chair of Aboriginal Benefits Foundation launches this special event at The Eight Restaurant Ticket : $108 per person,  $1080 for table of 10. Enjoy art viewing and drinks followed by a Chinese banquet, entertainment (including didgeridoo performance by Blak Douglas) and art auction.  Special Guests & Patrons include: Linda Burney MP, Djon Mundine OAM, Imants Tillers and Ah Xian.  To book email info@artatrium.com.au

Australian Students China Cultural Tour

November 26 - December 9

The 2016 Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne Study Tour offers a fantastic opportunity for students and young professionals (aged 18-30) to learn about Chinese language and culture through a Nanjing University language short-course. The tour also includes a number of cultural activities, briefings and visits in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai.

This two week tour is subsidised by Confucius Institute Headquarters, offering a cost-effective option for participants.Find out more HERE

Pokemon at Events Cinema 

@Pokemon The First Movie MEWTWO STRIKES BACK is back in cinemas for a limited time only OCT 1st and 2nd at @Event Cinemas George St! Join @Ash Ketchum and his friends in this awesome Pokemon adventure! Book in your spot now, Tickets are only 10*:  HERE 

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” –Entertainment Weekly .  The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA Today calls it “Pure Genie-us!”  With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects, Disney’s Aladdin is, as NBC-TV declares, “Exactly what you wished for!” Capitol Theatre on now.  Find out more HERE

Charity Corner
The Big Lift Youth Initiative 

The Big Lift

The Big Lift aims to: inspire and show people how easy, fun and rewarding it is to give back to others, provide an opportunity to develop a sense of civic duty and leadership; connect city and international students with other parts of Australia to discover and learn more about the country and its people; allow students to meet new, diverse and yet like-minded people; and allow students to challenge and personally develop themselves.  http://www.biglift.org/media/

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