11th of April 2016
Alex Greenwich, Independent Member for Sydney, has called on the government to release full details of the plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to ensure the project is viable before taking this much loved institution from its purpose built site.
Mr Greenwich said
“It is unclear whether the government’s plan is viable, has the support of the local Parramatta community, or whether the required recurrent funding for the new museum is in place.”
“No information on the relocation cost has been announced, Western Sydney community support for the new site and museum is questionable, and the government has previously indicated that the local council should be responsible for recurrent funding.”
“I’ve met with Parramatta resident groups and it’s clear they want a museum that celebrates Western Sydney and not one the government tells them they should have.”