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10 September 2013  

Join us at our 24 September Networking Event to launch Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2013-14 at Dynasty, Chinatown's recently opened and most unique karaoke bars.
Limited tickets available so book now HERE

Bringing harmony to Chinatown’s heart

(Main pic: Thomas Street Plans)

City of Sydney's plan for Thomas Streets' new public plaza featuring brilliant artworks of Thomas continues Chinatown's transformation under the Chinatown Public Domain Plan.

With a planned gateway to be created will feature dramatic circular shade sculptures suspended above Thomas Street, with a ‘moongate’ of splashed bronze in the pavement, iconic ‘scholar’ rocks and unique stone seating.  Award-winning artist Lindy Lee will provide unique public art and visitors will benefit from a soothing green canopy of newly planted trees, widened footpaths and new street lights.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that following the support by 95% of local businesses and residents, the transformation of Thomas Street would bring more people to Chinatown.

“We want to make Chinatown an even more attractive, enjoyable and interesting place for the many thousands of people who walk through our city every day, creating more space for pedestrians in the heart of Chinatown and give people a reason to stop, take a moment out of their busy day and enjoy the area".

“The City’s plans for the upgrade of Thomas Street will continue to reinforce Sydney’s Chinatown as one of the best in the world,” the President of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, Brad Chan, said.

Read more HERE

Unlocking Sydney Laneways

Wilmot and Central streets, which connect Pitt and George streets opposite the Event Cinemas in Sydney's entertainment precinct, are going to be transformed into pedestrian and business-friendly spaces.  The revitalization will see these streets reclaimed as  safer and more relaxing spaces for pedestrians, with potential for alfresco dining, live music and colourful public artworks.

The laneways currently have poor lighting and narrow footpaths that force people to walk on the roadway.

New energy-efficient LED lighting, high-quality paving and public art will make these laneways safer, more welcoming places.

The street upgrades are the latest projects in the City’s laneway revitalisation program, which has already seen the redevelopment of nearby Albion Place, as well as Ash Street and Angel Place near Martin Place.

George Street Crowned Sydney's Star Culinary Street
From Circular Quay to Haymarket there are over 20 highly reviewed restaurants along and around Sydney CBD's main street George Street which has recently taken the crown as Sydney's star culinary strip in the CBD's dining epicentre.

Twenty years ago, even if you worked on George Street you would not think of eating there, says chief reveiwer of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Terry Durack.  Read more HERE

Local Business Award

NSW Fair Trading’s I Love my Local Business competition 2013 competition celebrates good business practice in NSW and nominations are invited up until Monday 30 September 2013.

NSW consumers can nominate their favour local business and short listed businesses will be promoted on the dedicated Facebook page which has close to 20,000 followers.  Find out more HERE

Ethical Enterprise Awards 2013 entries are now open.  The Ethical awards aim to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s most inspirational enterprises through innovative ethical practices.

Nominations close on 30 September. Find out more HERE


Jonothan Wong,
Public Officer
for Haymarket Chamber of Commerce,
Director Accentro Legal

How long have you worked in Haymarket? 12 years

Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area?

Excellent service and knowledge, and sound advice

How do you see your industry changing in the next financial year?

More competitive given global financial uncertainty

What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?

Slow down in business, especially in the retail sector. Many small businesses closing and cost cutting

Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?

Most members share common interests -

(a) to be able to expand, grow and attract more people to their relevant business

(b) expand cultural diversity

(c) to explore different ideas and reduce disputes/misunderstandings (especially for local council and changes in laws, police etc)

What makes HCC one of the most vibrant and growing Chambers in Sydney?

Location, diverse businesses and cultural backgrounds

Could you describe Haymarket area in three words?

Vibrant, energetic and diverse

What do you see as happening in 2013-14?

Hopefully more stability in the economy and in politics.



East Ocean celebrates their 28th Year Anniversary, to thank all their supporters they are offering a new LATE DINNER 20% OFF all seafood from the tank! 

Window to China will be holding the 2013 Chinese Property Expo and 2013 Chinese Students Fair in late November.  If you are interested in exhibiting please contact HERE

Celebrate Umi Sushi's 2nd Anniversary with all sushi for $2 until 15 September. Find out more HERE


Small Bars 101 Seminar on Wednesday 11 Sept 18:30 to 20:30 by the City of Sydney presents a seminar for businesses considering holding live music in your pub, bar, restaurant of your new venue.  Find out more HERE

Dr David Suzuki CC OBC, passionate environmentalist, award-winning scientist and outstanding broadcaster, has been one of the strongest voices in this battle. 24 September at City Recital Hall.  Find out more HERE

Asia on your Doorstep 1-31 October

Almost 60 Chinatown food businesses are expected to take part in the City led Asia on your Doorstep campaign during October.  The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the delicious and diverse cuisine on offer in Sydney’s Chinatown and provide an incentive to visit the precinct during Sydney Good Food Month.

Perpetual Motion Exhibition at Art Atrium 
3-28 September 2013

Artists: Khue Nguyen & Douglas Cham

Art Atrium launches the 'Perpetual Motion' Exhibition from 3 - 28 September 2013. Find out more HERE

Vertical Villages House Party at 4Ahttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/f87b4a15a0389c0c9d5b3653b/images/vertical_village_house_party.jpg

4A's Vertical Villages House Party on 20 September 6pm until late featuring Chinese hot pot with Jeffry Santon. Find out more HERE

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