Chinese Garden of Friendship Advisory Committee Announced

August 24, 2017

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The NSW Government recently appointed five members to the newly formed Chinese Garden of Friendship advisory committee.


Providing independent advice on the long-term planning and strategic management of the Chinese Garden of Friendship inform a 10 year plan for the site, HCC welcome this positive state Govt initiative.


Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the new committee brings a wealth of experience across business, arts and Chinese culture. 


“The Garden is one of the few authentic public Chinese gardens created outside of mainland China and is a unique place of cultural and community significance,” he said.


Following an expression of interest process, the following members were appointed;

Mr Simon Chan – Director of Art Atrium and President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce

Ms Oi Choong – Specialist landscape architect and consultant

Dr Stephen Whiteman – Lecturer in Asian Art, Sydney University and Chinese Gardens specialist

Mr Julian Siu – Senior Heritage consultant with GML Heritage

Ms Karen Soo – Haymarket Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee member and Partnerships Director, Diversity Council of Australia