Politicians need to stop treating the Powerhouse as a political football and start working towards the best outcome for the museum and the inner city.
Since former Premier Baird announced relocating the museum to western Sydney and redeveloping the land, the future of this vital public institution has been uncertain. Recent plans for a design museum complemented with existing permanent exhibitions are even in doubt now that it was revealed the previous government changed heritage consultants when the expert advice received was in favour of keeping not demolishing the award-winning Wran Building.
I’ve submitted questions in Parliament about the government’s plans for the Ultimo Powerhouse site and museum > HERE. Recent media reports question previous decisions on heritage values > HERE and protection of the museum’s collection > HERE