15 March 2016
Agility and Adaptability
Federal and local government elections are around the corner which can cause market uncertainty. In the age of innovation, agile and adaptable businesses will be well placed in 2016 and beyond. The goals of Agile Marketing are to improve the speed, predictability, transparency, and adaptability to change of the marketing function which involves adopting a continuous test-and-learn culture and adapting to market change through smaller actions and steps. To incorporate greater agility in your organisation consider:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
HCC Announces Westpac as Gold Sponsor
For 2016 we are very pleased to announce Westpac as our Gold Sponsor this year. With a strong relationship since the beginning of the Chamber's early days, Westpac increased their support for the Chamber with each year of market and organisational growth.
The Chamber thanks Westpac for their ongoing and invaluable support and look forward to working with Westpac this year and into the future. Find out more about Westpac HERE
Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2016
A new larger and dynamic version of HCC's Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2016 was launched at our recent CNY banquet event. With everything you need to know about the unique character of the area, development and plans with local profiles and delicious places to eat - grab a copy at a local retailer in Haymarket and or read it HERE online!
Lend Lease Announces community space The Darling Exchange
As one of the largest developments in Sydney's CBD, Lend Lease's Darling Square will also offer a community space called The Darling Exchange which will contain a new library including a makerspace and Innovation Exchange with a program to support creative and technology start ups.
Neighbouring Haymarket, it will feature a community and lifestyle building that will be the new home of the City of Sydney's library, an innovation exchange, a child care centre, open air retail at ground level and the bar on level 6.
The six-storey circular building is designed by Japanese-based, Kengo Kuma Architects (KKA), with an adjoining public urban square designed by Aspect Studios. Read more HERE
Leading Companies for the Future
Australian economy will experience historic economic change in what is being dubbed the "Great Transition". Australia's economic readjustment will revolve around export of services and agribusiness, non-mining infrastructure investment, ongoing technological disruption, corporate expansion, and the growth of domestic services tied to an ageing population.
Possible winners from the great transition, according to Morgan Stanley. Photo: Morgan Stanley
Read more HERE
Sydney CBD Roads Closed for the SE Light Rail Development
From September, all of George Street will be shut from Circular Quay to Chinatown. The section of road near The Rocks will re-open in December, but drivers will only be able to use one lane in each direction.
There are large numbers of visitors who are not familiar with local roads travelling to and from The Rocks, arrivals and departures at the Overseas Passenger Terminal can cause traffic to surge and there are more people driving to and from their work place.
The northern part of the city is the biggest employment generator in the entire CBD and this is where people have all got their cars.
Commuters are encouraged not to drive, and to use alternate routes to depart The Rocks, including Hickson Road and Kent Street, during the afternoon peak
Transport for NSW is also working with big businesses in the area to encourage employees to travel outside of peak hours and to work from home or other locations. Read more 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
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 2016 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
HCC's 2016 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
Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney hits the market
Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney, located at 72 Liverpool Street, has hit the market ahead of the pending completion of the International Convention Centre (ICC).
The four-and-a-half star, 102 room hotel is poised to capitalise on its location to the ICC which is accessed via a footbridge from the hotel.
The hotel’s profile of sub $50 million with over 100 rooms, combined with its vicinity to Chinatown and Darling Harbour, makes it an ideal acquisition for the high net worth individual market. Find out more at Colliers International HERE
Light rail construction count down begins
Major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail project
The CBD and South East Light Rail route has been divided into 31 individual zones to minimise, as much as possible, the impacts of construction in any one area. These are listed below. ALTRAC can alter its construction schedule, but not the duration within any individual zone, if required. If changes to the construction schedule are required, ALTRAC must provide notice of 60 business days. The public will be fully advised of any changes well in advance of works taking place.
ALTRAC Light Rail will start construction work in George Street, between Alfred and Grosvenor streets (Zone 2) from 11 March 2016.
Works are continuing in George Street, between King and Market streets (Zone 5) and George Street, between Market and Park / Druitt streets (Zone 6). A separate notification has been issued for these works.
Construction work in Zone 2 Work location
Light rail construction will start in George Street, between
Alfred Street and Grosvenor Street (Zone 2) from 11 March 2016.
Work taking place during this period includes:
• Traffic signal works to manage traffic flow.
• Establishment of the work site, including the installation of fencing and hoardings.
• Line marking to help direct traffic through the work zones.
• Trenching along and across the road to locate services.
• Utility works to modify access and relocate services from the light rail track alignment.
• Tree removal.
Standard work times
Where possible, work will occur during standard daytime hours to minimise impacts:
• Monday to Friday 6am to 10pm
• Saturday 8am to 5pm.
Night work will take place when required. Night work hours are from:
• 8pm on Sundays
• 9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
• 10pm on Thursdays.
All night works will be finished by 5am the following day.
Stakeholders who may be impacted by night works will be notified in advance.
How will these works affect you? Traffic and pedestrian changes from 10pm, 11 March 2016 the worksite will be established. From this time, only northbound general traffic will be permitted in George Street, between Grosvenor
Street to Alfred Street (Zone 2).
No southbound movements will be permitted along this section of George Street.
The single northbound lane will be maintained through Zone 2 for all traffic. Emergency and construction vehicles will also use this lane. Traffic control will be in place to direct pedestrians safely, as required.
For further information about the CBD and South East Light Rail project:
Email HERE / 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
For more information on the changed routes, please call South East Community Transport on 8241 8000.
Darling Square Update
Demolition of the Qantas Credit Union Arena is underway. Hoarding erection is now complete and scaffolding is currently being erected. - Internal strip out of the building continues. The next main activity will be to remove the structural steel roof.
First residential building - Site preparation, detailed excavation, infrastructure services, pile foundations and ground floor slabs are all complete. - The first pre-cast panels have been installed on the first tower on the site. - Concrete pour for level 5 is now underway.
Commercial building - It was announced in late 2015 that Commonwealth Bank has been signed as the sole tenant for the commercial building. This will be for their IT department. The building has been acquired by investors Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial) and First State Super (FSS). - Ground floor slabs are complete and the concrete pour for level 1 has commenced. - All four jump forms have been established.
HCC would like to welcome our new members and we will introduce each of them in upcoming issues.
International Students Official Welcome by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore
Nan Tien and StudyNSW with the City of Sydney will have the Lord Mayor Clover Moore at the Lord Mayor’s official Welcome to International Students. This annual event celebrates the start of your educational journey in Sydney and the beginning of a life-long connection with our city. When: 16 March, 5.00-7.00pm Where: Sydney Town Hall Book HERE
EAST OCEAN are offering a special Banquet Menu for $30! The banquet features delicious entrees, one main dish per person and a glass of wine with Chinese tea. Book HERE
Note: Available Mon - Sun from 5 - 7pm only and valid until 24 March 2016.
Cult Classics at Events Cinema George Street
Some of cinemas most celebrated films are set to return to our screens in the 2016 season of ‘In The House’!
Every Friday until 20 May 2016
Friday 18th March - Reservoir Dogs (R18+)
Find out more HERE
Monkey Baa Theatre
“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”
Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer to the stage in this extraordinary production.
Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale.
Monkey Baa is honoured to be working closely with Li to adapt The Peasant Prince onto the stage.
Suitable for ages 6+ Book HERE
Chinatown Cultural Walking Tours 2016
30th April 2016 and 15th May 2016
Start time 10.30 a.m. and ends by 12p.m.
Tour group to meet at Capitol Theatre Campbell St. Haymarket.
George Wing Kee conducts personalised Chinatown 1.5 hour walking tours throughout Haymarket. which feature key historical and cultural sites throughout Chinatown. George has shared his tours with hundreds of tour groups with a single walking tour attracting up to 70 people. If you would like to know more please contact us.
Bookings essential mobile 0416166380. George Wing Kee (Haymarket Chamber of Commerce) or email HERE
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is proudly supported by:
For any comments and or enquiries please contact Karen Soo HERE