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President’s End-of-Year Message

December 24, 2021

2021 has been a difficult and challenging year for many of us and for businesses in Haymarket in particular. For many months during the year, the Sydney metropolitan area was under lock-down restrictions and just when they were gradually being lifted, the Omicron virus became a new threat. This has had an adverse, and in… Continue reading President’s End-of-Year Message

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Chinatown End of Year Celebration

November 1, 2021

The Chamber is pleased to host an End of Year Celebration event onSunday 19 December from noon-2.30pm at Dixon Street Mall outside of Harbour Plaza. There will be street performers as part of the event, which is aimed at reinvigorating Chinatown and the surrounding Haymarket area.

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Chinatown Public Domain plan

October 1, 2021

The City of Sydney recently met to discuss its Chinatown Public Domain Plan, which details the city's investment in the area since 2010. While there has been investment in the area in the past decade, HCC wishes to see more urgent action by council for more investment in the streetscape so it benefits businesses, residents and the community.

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George St South Pedestrianisation project

September 1, 2021

The City of Sydney is extending the pedestrian boulevard of George Street, Sydney from Bathurst Street to Railway Square. The council says George treet south, pedestrianised from Bathurst Street to Rawson Place, will create 9,000m2 of additional car-free space in the city centre.

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Chinatown News

July 1, 2021

With the second COVID-19 lockdown to hit Sydney since the start of the pandemic from 26 June to 10 July, Haymarket businesses have been hit harder than most. The Chamber would like to call on its members and their friends to support the local business community,...

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A taste of Japan at Chinatown markets

May 1, 2021

With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, one Chinatown Markets food stall has been drawing huge crowds that are eager to take a trip to Japan.

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GEN Z MORE STRESSED THAN GEN Z AND BABY BOOMERS

July 30, 2020

Gen Z More Stressed Than Gen Z and Baby Boomers While older age groups face the biggest health risks from the virus itself, and Millennials and Generation X are navigating the dual challenges of remote work and home- schooling, it is 18- to 24-year-olds who have reported the highest levels of

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LOCAL KINDNESS & LEADERSHIP

July 26, 2020

Local Kindness & Leadership INTERVIEW Paul Walker Group Manager Pubs and Metro Hotels HCC member Palace Hotels has been showing incredible kindness and generosity in supporting our local community. To inspire and share this story we interviewed Paul Walker from the Metro Group

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SYDNEY’S CHINATOWN A REFLECTION OF AUSTRALIA’S MULTICULTURALISM

July 26, 2020

Sydney’s Chinatown is a Reflection of Australia's MulticulturalismSince the ceremonial entrance arches were installed in 1980, Chinatown has undergone significant redevelopment.Mention “Chinatown” and many people imagine a closed ethnic enclave – a place to immerse oneself in an exotic

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