Surry Hills businesses and locals gathered in the Upstairs Saloon of the Dove and Olive for the May 2018 Creative Precinct Networking Event.

The Surry Hills Creative Precinct holds the salon events to encourage informal networking and conversation between local businesses and neighbourhood bodies, as well as invite spokespeople from Transport for NSW and City of Sydney to take part in the conversation and share information and updates.

Photo credit: Luca Ward.
Photo credit: Luca Ward.

On May 21 The Dove and Olive opened its upstairs saloon to the Precinct. The special guest of the evening was City of Sydney representative and City Business Manager Lara Wolski, who delivered the presentation: “365 Days of Local Economy: Driving Awareness of the City’s Local Villages Year-Round.”

Local businesses are encouraged to get involved in this initiative, by using the hashtag #SydneyLocal for a chance to be featured on City of Sydney’s social media accounts.

We also received exciting updates from the Neighbourhood Centre about the Surry Hills Festival, to be held on Saturday September 22.


Photo credit: Luca Ward.
Photo credit: Luca Ward.

The City of Sydney has also launched a new Digital 101 Series, bringing tech-savvy experts to help city businesses promote themselves online through social channels. The seminar series is specifically designed to up skill small business owners in digital and social media, and to build their knowledge of the key platforms that will help them thrive online.

The next sessions are:

  • 25 July – Create a thriving online community and generate sales using Instagram
  • 26 September – Learn to use digital channels to promote and sell to Chinese consumers.

The next Networking Event will be held on Tuesday June 19 at 5:30pm at Acme Framing.

Photo credit: Luca Ward.

For more information about the Networking Events, head to:

For more information on the City of Sydney initiatives, head to: