Uptown Grants Program – Haymarket Precinct receives $200,000 from the NSW Government

July 1, 2023

The Chamber is pleased and excited to note that the Haymarket Precinct was recently announced as one of the 21 successful recipients of the NSW Government’s Uptown grants.  


NSW Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy John Graham said, “This is an exciting opportunity for groups of businesses and creatives in areas across Sydney who’ve laid out their visions to create well-known precincts with unique offerings for locals and visitors to enjoy.”


The $200,000 that the precinct receives will be applied towards developing a destination brand, marketing assets and campaign to raise awareness about what the Haymarket precinct has to offer, to generate increased foot traffic, spend and visitors to the area which has so much to offer.  A newly incorporated association known as the “Haymarket Alliance Inc” will develop and implement the grant objectives for the precinct. The Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is of the key founding members of Haymarket Alliance along with other local organisations and businesses, including Haymarket HQBendigo Community BankSoul of ChinatownDarling SquareRevelism, and Chinta Ria.


A community information session will soon be held by Haymarket Alliance and all local Haymarket businesses are welcome to share their stories, ideas, and vision for our unique precinct. This is expected to be sometime in August 2023, with further details to be released in due course. If you have any questions in the meantime, you may write to us at info@haymarketchamber.org.au or reach out to our project manager Jacqui Stanton at jacqui.stanton@revelism.com.au


We thank the NSW Government for the $200,000 grant which has come at an opportune time for us to further shape Haymarket and to put us firmly on the local and tourism map as a destination to visit and explore, and for all visitors to keep coming back for more.



Uptown Grant Program: More than 20 Sydney suburbs to get ‘precincts’ in $200k bid to boost nightlife (9news.com.au)