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The Rocks News August 2018
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The Rocks News August 2018



Upcoming opportunities to promote your business 
The Rocks construction updates
Cosette makes it's move
Cruise Arrival Guide opportunity
First Fleet Park and Hickson Road reserve re-turf
Light Rail Update
Field of Hope


upcoming opportunities to promote your business

Marketing Opportunities

Our successful marketing campaigns are a great way to promote and amplify your business at no cost.

Help us help you by providing information we can include about your business in our many highly successful marketing campaigns. The more you can tell us, the more we can amplify your message and drive visitation to your business. Here’s an overview of what’s coming up; if you’d like to get involved please contact:

Property Marketing Advisors Jennifer Sakr and Kirstie Abdallah at or

The Rocks Father’s Day
If you have a special Father’s Day menu, offer or experience, please send through all the details along with an image that we can use across PR, web, eDM and social media channels.
Father’s Day marketing campaign will run from 20 August – 3 September
Deadline for content: Monday 13 August

The Rocks Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and it is celebrated globally as a reason to experience the best of German food and beverage. If you are thinking of having an Oktoberfest event or offer, we would love to include you in this campaign.
The Ocktoberfest campaign will run from 17 September – 31 October
Deadline for content: Monday 13 August

The Rocks Spring School Holidays
If you’re running any school holiday activities or have family friendly menus and experiences, please send through the details and any imagery we can use.
Spring School Holiday campaign will run from 17 September – 14 October
Deadline for content: Monday 27 August

The Rocks Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup is traditionally one of the highest performing days for our food and beverage category, so take the opportunity to leverage this event. If you are running an event or an offer, please send through your details and imagery.
The Melbourne Cup marketing campaign will run from 22 October – 6 November
Deadline for content: 3 September

Other marketing opportunities
If you have any products, events or offers you would like us to promote we would love to hear from you. Simply email the details and imagery at any time or you could always upload your content yourself via umbraco.


Rocks Construction

the ROCKs Construction UPDATE

Works are underway that will significantly improve a number of buildings in The Rocks:

135 George Street
In preparation for a new tenant, the building is undergoing a heritage restoration of its façade, as well as a refresh of its external surfaces and internal base build works. Work commenced in July and is scheduled to be completed in late October 2018.

Level 1, The Rocks Centre
Installation of a new lift continues, along with internal base build works to prepare for a new tenant. The lift project commenced in June and is expected to be completed in mid-October 2018.

Coroners Court, 102-104 George Street
Work commenced in June to restore the external walls of the building as well as painting and repair the windows and doors. In addition, minor internal painting and repairs will also be undertaken. The project is expected to be completed in mid-December 2018.



cosette makes its move 

Impressive sales growth sees Cosette move to a bigger space.

After outgrowing their old premises, designer fashion boutique Cosette has moved into bigger premises right next door at 140 George Street. The new store is more than double the size and has more room for Cosette to showcase its cut-priced premium brands.

140 George Street
Open 11am – 7pm daily


Cruise Arrivals Guide

Cruise arrival guide marketing opportunity

Property NSW is offering tenants the opportunity to book an ad within The Rocks branded pages of The Sydney Cruise Arrivals Guide 2018/19.

The Sydney Cruise Arrivals Guide provides the only welcome information distributed on board international cruise ships arriving into Sydney. The guide is designed specifically for luxury cruise ships and informs short term visitors of the best of what Sydney has to offer, providing an effective way to target this lucrative niche market. The guide focuses on Sydney’s best shopping, attractions, activities, dining, tours and excursions with specialised itineraries and maps for ½ – 3 day stays. 

This co-operative marketing approach reduces the cost for Rocks tenants to advertise to the highly lucrative Sydney Cruise Market.

Please note that spaces are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to participate please follow the link for more information and the booking form here and provide your artwork by no later than Thursday 9, August 2018.

If you have any queries relating to the Cruise Arrival Guide please contact,


Light Rail

light rail update  

Construction work for the Light Rail continues in The Rocks with barriers to be removed by November 2018. 

ALTRAC Light Rail are working towards having the construction substantially complete by the end of this year. Underground works are on track to be completed and street barriers removed in and around Circular Quay by November 2018.

Once the barriers are down, streetscaping and street furniture will be installed to finalise construction ahead of live testing in 2019.  

For more information on Light Rail works, head to or

For general project enquiries, please email or call 1800 684 490.


Hickson Road

hickson road reserve and first fleet park re-turn

The two parks will be closed throughout August while the lawn areas are rejuvenated.

After significant use during the Vivid Sydney and Bastille festivals, Hickson Road Reserve and First Fleet Park have been closed for re-turf and will reopen on 31 August, with the lawns refreshed and ready in time for spring. 

Once these works are complete, Tallowoladah Lawn (in front of the MCA) will be assessed and repaired throughout September if necessary. 



Field Of Hope

A field of hope at circular quay

A special installation honouring the lives of people touched by cancer.

To celebrate and remember all those touched by cancer, a spectacular field of hope will be installed at Tallawoladah Place (in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art) as part of Daffodil Day.

Daffodil tributes decorated by people affected by cancer will be planted on the lawn. 

Each daffodil contains a special message from one of the Cancer Council’s supporters, honouring those touched by cancer and celebrating survivorship and hope for a brighter future. To find out more, visit the Cancer Council’s webpage. 

Sunday 19 August
11am – 3pm
Tallawoladah Place