Haymarket Chamber of Commerce
(Community Recognition Statement, 24 March 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney Electorate, I again wish to put on record the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce's work supporting local businesses and community, and in particular the efforts of Simon Chan. This year I again attended the Haymarket Chamber's Chinese New Year event, celebrating the Year of the Metal Ox.
The event was also attended by numerous representatives including Premier Gladys Berejiklian, federal Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek and Lord Mayor Clover Moore, confirming the chamber's strong and effective links with all three levels of government. Through the past year of disruption and restrictions, the Haymarket Chamber has continued helping businesses manage through massive changes, which has followed light rail construction and Chinatown revitalisation projects. Businesses had to adjust and Lunar New Year celebrations had to change. This year's new year celebration saw the retirement of long term chamber president Simon Chan. I thank him for his leadership and collaborative approach that has helped give this business precinct a strong voice and the constructive engagement that has resulted in positive outcomes. I thank the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support for small businesses and engagement.