HayMarketer brings you the latest local news, events and member benefits.

7 May 2013

'Business, labor and civil society organisations have skills and resources
that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.' 

Kofi Annan (2001 Nobel Prize Winner)

There is much evidence that business community partnerships achieve high impact in building and fostering creative collaborations, ideas and long term networks.   An example of this is the not-for-profit international forum TEDx which launched in Sydney this month. TEDx is an international conduit for inspiration and ideas that aims to be a platform that creates and fosters a sense of community amongst people and organisations who  wish to stimulate conversation and debate around the world.

The Chamber's commitment to business community partnerships is reflected through the significant contribution and volunteer effort our Chamber executives provide through regular committee meetings, numerous networks/stakeholder sessions and constant communication with our growing business membership.  Working towards our shared vision in ensuring our diverse and unique Precinct thrives and flourishes, we welcome you to let us know if we can do more to support your business. 

Chinatown improvements for Thomas Street
Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 4pm-7pm at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, 99 Harbour St.
Meet the Lord Mayor Clover  Moore who will open the  community consultation at 4.00pm on  the concept plans of Thomas Street upgrade in Chinatown.

In 2010 the Council developed a Chinatown Public Domain Plan which outlines ten projects for improvements to streets and public spaces in the next ten years. The Thomas Street upgrade is the second stage of the Plan. We would like to hear your comments on the concept plans for Thomas Street.  The consultation period for this project is until 3 June 2013. Find out more HERE


Simon Chan receives the NSW Premiere's Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f87b4a15a0389c0c9d5b3653b/images/image004.jpg Congratulations to Simon Chan, Chamber secretary and Art Atrium Gallery owner, after being nominated by Australian Chinese Community Association and receiving the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture award which was presented by The Hon Barry O’Farrell and Victor Dominello MP at the Parliament House last week.  The award is in recognition of the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of NSW through the promotion of cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavours across different cultural communities.

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f87b4a15a0389c0c9d5b3653b/images/siceep_little_hay_st_rev_f_thumb_800.jpgSICEEP Plans
Lend Lease recently presented the next stages of their plans for the SICEEP development and sought further discussion and consultation regarding the potential naming of the future square to be built on the current Sydney Entertainment Centre site.  We will provide more news once further information and details are confirmed.

Darling Harbour Live held a Haymarket Precinct 'drop in' community information session on Thurs 18 April.  Find out more HERE                     Picture:  Little Hay St Concept Plans 
A giant artwork featuring a flock of gulls in full flight has transformed the south façade of the Goulburn Street car park building.  The artwork was created by Clemens Habicht, a Sydneysider who now divides his time between Paris and Sydney as a designer, director and editorial illustrator.  Find out more HERE

Chamber members who renew their membership this June and who also refer a NEW member (sign up) to the Chamber will receive FREE membership for 1 year. 

With the launch of our first ever published 50,000 'Haymarket Live*Work*Play Guide' in September, new and renewed Chamber members will be invited to be listed for FREE.  If you wish to renew early or JOIN please contact us HERE 
Over the past year retail turnover rose 3.2% with food retailing the best performer with a stable trend of figures up 0.5 per cent. 

Westpac's economists say some of the price falls may be due to retailers finally passing on the benefits of the high Australian dollar, which has made imported goods cheaper.

On a final note, the rise in retail sales volumes should be good for the official economic growth figures for the March quarter.  More

UTS Signs SYSU China Deal

The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard, last week witnessed the signing of the Key Technology Partnership agreement by UTS and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). SYSU is located in Guangzhou and is UTS’s fourth Key Technology Partner in mainland China.


Natalie Yu, City of Sydney
Business Precinct Co-ordinator
How long has your business been in Haymarket? 
I started working for the City Of Sydney back in 2010 and have been working in the role of Business Precincts Coordinator since September 2012       
What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time? Haymarket is attracting more and more food and drink businesses. It is now a real hub and destination for Asian food lovers.
Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members? 
Haymarket is a vibrant precinct. It is one of the smallest geographical areas compared to other village precincts, but it has the 2nd highest number of workers within its boundaries and is the City’s most multicultural precinct.  The Chamber has a leading role to play in helping to guide the development of the business community, and actively engages in government policy making.

Could you describe Haymarket in three words?
Vibrant, multicultural, sleepless 

Favourite place in Haymarket?  Tourism Kiosk

What do you see as happening in 2013-14? 
Food and drink business become more dominant with Chinatown attracting more tourists, both locally and internationally.
Any advice to other businesses?
Learn as much as you can about your proposed business. Use networks like business associations and ask questions.
What is one of your favourite quotes?
  Man proposes, God disposes

City of Sydney Parking Policy Draft on Exhbition

The City of Sydney's draft Neighbourhood Parking Policy will be on public exhibition from Monday 6 May. The City apologises for the delay as it was previously stated that public exhibition would open on 29 April.  The City of Sydney’s draft Neighbourhood Parking Policy is on public exhibition until 5 July 2013.  Find out more HERE   Comment here

Haymarket Library is currently closed due to the installation of a new elevator and meeting room. upgrades to the computer area and display space and new paint and carpet.  Added extra services are available at Ultimo Library, Customs House Library, Waterloo Library and Town Hall Library Link.

Chinatown Flags in July
The City of Sydney in consultation with the Chamber will present Chinatown banners along George Street from World Square to Central Station during July for 4 weeks.  The vibrant banners will be add a significant boost to the identity of Chinatown's precinct and is a great step towards increasing Chinatown as a key destination.

Pic: Sample of the Los Angeles Chinatown Flag 2002


The Chamber wishes to extend a warm welcome to our new and renewed Chamber members this month.

GBE Property

Market City

TAFE Sydney
Ultimo College

World Square Shopping


City Let's Talk Business Program 2013
People & Performance in the New Workforce 21 May 2013

Exclusive 30% discount to HCC Members
Book HERE  (Note: Please use the promotional code MEMBERS at checkout to redeem the discount

Umi Group  brings their delicious Asian fare with the launch of their new store in George Street EVENT Cinemas.  Enjoy their special offer of ALL Sushi $2.  Find out more HERE


101 Seminars for Business
* Live Music 101-  Wed 29 May
* Start a Small Business?  Wed 19 June
* Food Businesses & Outdoor Dining 101 Wed 31 July
Find out more HERE

China Connect Workshop Series on 25 June and 27 August 2013.  Designed to assist Sydney businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism sectors understand and capitalise their businesses for Chinese  visitors and the local Chinese community.

All seminars will be held at Customs House, Circular Quay from 6:30 - 8:30pm


Australia China Business Week 2013 in Melbourne on the 19th June, following the success of the inaugural ACBW 2013 Shanghai, featuringover thirty China experts and keynote speakers.  ACBW 2013 Melbourne,book now and enjoy our Early Bird Offer of a 10% discount for those who register before the 19th of May.  Book HERE

Alan Tam Concert 24 May 2013.  Canto English pop singer and actor, Alan Tam Wing-Lun, is one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated living legends.  Alan Tam performs on 24 May 2013 at Sydney Entertainment Centre. For more information go HERE

in the Mood on 12 October at Capitol Theatre.  In The Mood will delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, this brassy, all singing, all dancing, all-American 1940’s musical revue returns to Australia in celebration of its 20th season.  BOOK Early HERE

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