Hopes Powerhouse Museum Ultimo could stay

By Linda Cheng

The NSW government‘s contentious plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo near Sydney’s CBD to Parramatta in Western Sydney could result in the museum’s collections being shared between the two sites.

In April, the NSW government said the relocation plans “could include keeping some Powerhouse presence at the current site in Ultimo.”

The government also said it was “committed to building a truly iconic museum on the Parramatta Riverbank site,” which was selected as its preferred site in April 2016.

In February 2015, the NSW government announced plans to sell the current site of the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, for an estimated $200 million, which would be used to fund the construction of a new museum in western Sydney.

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One thought on “Hopes Powerhouse Museum Ultimo could stay

  1. Knocking down a building that is thirty years into a one hundred year lifespan doesn’t make sense. Last time I visited, the Powerhouse Museum still looked new! Hopefully, sanity and not greed will prevail.

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