On the 20th May 2021, we launched our ambitious long-term plan to enlarge the Museum’s facility to cater for our growing needs as a heritage, cultural, educational and community centre for Chinese Australians.

Over 200 people attended the launch and first fundraising dinner at Waterfront on the Pier, generously sponsored by DCF Properties. $110,875 was raised on the night.

Image: The Building Redevelopment Committee presenting the cheque. Photo credit to James Qu.

Our Museum Building Committee led by Clement Lee (Riverlee) with Kevin Li (Landream), Calvin Huang (DCF Property) and Andy Zhang (V-Leader) invited their network of friends mainly from the property development industry.

The importance of the Museum to the Chinese Australian community and its expansive future was outlined by Mark Wang; Trisha and David Lee, principals of architects K2LD articulated the building development proposal, whilst Clement Lee expressed the importance of this development as a facility for all Chinese Australians - and asked all to support the project.

Image: Guests arriving. Photo credit to James Qu. 

Image: Artist presenting his calligraphy artwork at the night as a donation to the Museum. 

Image: Auctioneer Paul Tzamalis conducting the auction at the night. 

There were many auction items donated by generous donors, notably a David Bromley painting donated by David and Yuge Bromley that fetched $20,000… Thank you to the Bromley family and the successful bidder for a great result! Ably auctioned by Paul Tzamalis, a handsome total was raised!

The funds raised for the night will be utilised for the planning process required in the first stage of the building development.