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16 December 2014   

Looking forward, the Year of the Horse continues to gallop through until the 19 February and the Chamber celebrates another eventful and dynamic year of change and growth with positive plans in place for 2015. 

2014 HCC highlights include a very well received inaugural HCC Asia Panel event, increased membership from wider markets, our first HCC in-house produced Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015 and the launch HCC Chinatown Phone App 2.0 Android click HERE  or Apple click HEREMost significantly we saw the changeover in our Chamber's presidency from our long standing leader Brad Chan to HCC's new President Simon Chan.

We are very thankful for the support of our many long standing members, our sponsors and patrons who have contributed to the strength of HCC growth as well as  welcoming our new members who we look forward to working with in building a strong business relationships in 2015.

HCC is appreciative and thank the City of Sydney for their ongoing financial support through their annual grant funding and invaluable guidance during the past few years.  We acknowledge and thank Westpac for their ongoing commitment and support. Our thanks also to our sponsors; Events Cinema and Sydney Kings for our fruitful and longstanding relationship.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank the HCC Executives and team who have provided assistance and support in 2014.  Have a very joyous and merry Christmas and may the New Year bring much happiness and prosperity.

Warm wishes,

Karen Soo
HCC Business Manager
Haymarketer Editor

 Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015


Get a copy of for our recent release of our Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015 is now being distributed throughout Haymarket retailers, across our sponsors and member organisations.  For the online version click HERE
HCC Christmas Event November 2014
To celebrate an eventful 2014, HCC held our annual Christmas networking event on 23 November with Monkey Baa Theatre at the Darling Quarter Theatre.  Official special guests included NSW Independent Alex Greenwich, City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor Robyn Kemmis, City of Sydney Councillors Robert Kok and Edward Mandla. The delicious food was catered by Umi Group with photography by Aaron Stathi.  More photos HERE

2014 Photo Highlights
As 2015 concludes,  we visually recount another eventful year for HCC through some photo highlights. 
George Wing Kee HCC Chinatown Tours
HCC Winter AGM 2014 & New HCC Executive Team for 2014-15
Fujian China & Australia Photographic Launch  / HCC Asia Panel

HCC Asia Panelists
Novotel Launch 2014  /  One Central Park Awarded
 HKBA National Awards 2014 / CBD South East Light Rail

HCC April Event 2014 welcoming the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and Lord Mayor Clover Moore
HKBA National Awards 2014

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

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
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


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.

The design for the area includes:
a new public space on Thomas Street between Ultimo Road and Thomas Lane

widened footpaths, more street trees and shade to create a strong pedestrian environment

integrated artwork along Thomas Street comprising street furniture, paving materials and paving patterns as well as various cultural elements paying homage to traditional Chinese gardens and Australian identity. 
The City is developing detailed design plans for the Thomas Street transformation, with construction set to begin in mid-January 2015.  Find out more HERE

CBD 7 South East Light Rail Update

Critical Utilities work will occur Eight intersections on Goulburn and Pitt / Eddy Streets from 21 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015.
The planned World Square stop has been removed.   Construction begins in 2015 until 2019/20.  Find out more HERE

Darling LIVE Update

The first key stages of work will be the demolition of the Entertainment Car park and infrastructure renewal activities primarily on Darling Drive. The Qantas Credit Union Arena (formally known as the Entertainment Centre) will remain open until the end of 2015.

Work will involve installing construction hoarding around the site, temporarily relocating the Convention Station pedestrian crossing to just north of the existing roundabout, and opening a new temporary taxi rank near the roundabout. Minor demolition works are also required. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times between the Convention Light Rail Station, Harbourside Shopping Centre and Darling Harbour.

Hours of work are 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm on Saturdays. During the holidays, no construction work will occur from 23 December with work beginning back on 5 January. 
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


Sydney Chinese New Year Celebrations 13 February 2015
Lunar Feasts
Friday 12 Feb - Sun 1 March 2015

Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Frid 13 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Luar Streets
Sat 14 Feb 2015

Chinese New Year Twilight Parade
Sun 22 Feb 2015
8:00pm =11:55pm

Dragon Boat Races
Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 March 2015

Chinatown Lion Dances
Sat 7 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

George Wing Kee HCC Chinatown Tours
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:

Actions for Tomorrow

Yangjiang Group
17 January – 7 March 2015
Launch: Saturday 17 January 2pm – 4pm

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

Monkey Baa's Giraffes in Jan 2015

Based on the true story from a long long time ago of  Zeraffa, a little giraffe, and her extraordinary journey, across land & sea. In 1826 the Pasha of Egypt captured a young giraffe and sent her as a gift to impress the King of France.  Suitable for 4- 8 year olds.  Find out more HERE

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