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Greenwich slams plans to move Powerhouse Museum

Alex Greenwich, The Independent Member for Sydney, has slammed plans to relocate the Powerhouse Museum from its base in Ultimo and sell off another inner city public asset.

Mr Greenwich said:

"This is clearly another sell-off of inner city assets to raise government funds at the expense of the community and city liveability, and without community discussion.

From Millers Point housing to sandstone heritage government office buildings, one-by-one the government is relocating inner city functions and services and selling assets for redevelopment without needed open space and community facilities.

The Powerhouse site is adjacent to Australia’s most densely populated suburb and the area doesn’t need more residential development. I fear the site’s open space will be seen as another “development opportunity” when it is needed now more than ever to provide space for recreation and community gatherings.

The Powerhouse must remain on its purpose-built site with improved connections to Darling Harbour and the CBD.

While I support expanding the Powerhouse collection and functions to Western Sydney, it belongs in Ultimo adjacent to the hubs of tourism, cultural institutions, Darling Harbour, higher education and Sydney’s tech start-ups, which link with its core purpose."


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  • commented 2015-03-11 13:51:14 +1100 · Flag
    Alex how are you going to stop the relocation? Pyrmont is already crowded please do something to keep powerhouse and more recreational facilities rather than apartments after apartments. Thanks!
  • commented 2015-02-28 20:28:34 +1100 · Flag
    I hope you’re going to seriously lead the fight on this one Alex. The impact the Ultimo/Haymarket/Darling Harbour residents are going to experience already with plans that are going ahead for the Darling Quarter are bad enough without even more housing for the wealthy (and that’s what it will be) on the Powerhouse site. Enough is enough!