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HCC Autumn Network Event

This year’s Autumn Networking Event was hosted on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Market City Tavern. Members and visitors had a great time networking and getting to know one another, thanks to exclusive access to MCT’s level 2 bar and the most amazing Malaysian food from Ho Jiak Haymarket. We were also happy to have City of Sydney Councillor Shauna Jarrett attend our event and grateful for her speech and ongoing support.

The Chamber is also pleased to announce that we have donated $420 ($10 for each ticket sold) to the Australian Red Cross in support of the financial help and assistance that the Red Cross is offering to individuals and families affected by the floods in Queensland and New South Wales.

We thank all members and guests who attended, especially the Community Bank Darling Square, represented by its Chairman, Raymond Tai, for their generous contribution of prizes for our business card lucky draw, which was won by Michael Thompson and Desmond Teng, as well as the Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA), Soul of Chinatown, and Haymarket HQ for their ongoing support.

New Chinatown Developments

Two fresh exciting development applications in the heart of Chinatown are now being considered by council.

The first is a proposed mixed-use complex at 96–100 Hay Street, Haymarket – the existing location of the Emperor’s Garden Restaurant. According to the development application, the 13-story structure would keep the existing exterior and incorporate three levels of commercial space as well as ten levels of residential space.

The second major development application is at 417-419 Sussex Street, Haymarket, where the present two-story structure will be demolished and a 13-story, mixed-use complex with retail, food, drink, and office space will be built on its place.

Vivid Returns to Sydney

The VIVID Sydney festival event returns this year from May 27 to June 18. This year, there are more than 50 free events, including kids concerts at the Tumbalong Nights stage in Darling Harbour beginning at 5 p.m. every Saturday night.

As the sun sets and the lights come on, you’ll be able to view Sydney’s top performers as well as upcoming artists. Take Central Station to or from the festival to hear the latest sounds from the amazing performances that fill the Grand Concourse. And as you explore the Light Walk’s wonders, dance to Sydney’s finest DJs and pickers beaming live from the Goods Line stage.

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