Monday 4 December 2017
Proposals for the Sydney Modern Art Gallery of NSW expansion project are on exhibition. The award winning design is light and low rise with rooftop gardens, a publicly accessible art garden, new pedestrian links, and a repurposed naval fuel bunker as gallery space. There is also a hard paved entry plaza at the front. While the plans are a great outcome for the gallery, they remove vital open space including over the Eastern Distributor and on The Domain at a time when demand for public recreation space is increasing.
I know some people are very concerned while others believe the public benefits of a state-of-the-art gallery will outweigh losses in green open space. It should be up to the wider community whether this project should proceed in this location and I encourage you to view plans and provide comments. I am currently going through the Environmental Impact Statement before I make a submission. Comments close 15 December,HERE.