World-class cultural institution a must for Western Sydney
19 Apr 2017
The Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney says it is important the Western Sydney community has a say on the new Parramatta Powerhouse Museum to ensure the region receives a world-class cultural institution.
David Borger, Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney, said, "While it is disappointing the commitment by former NSW Premier Mike Baird to bring the entire Powerhouse and its collection to Parramatta will no longer happen, we are keen to ensure most of the elements of this legacy are kept.
"We are relieved to hear the mothership of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will be located in Parramatta and will be a significant cultural boost to the area.
"Parramatta deserves an iconic, cultural building that Western Sydney residents can enjoy,” Mr Borger said.
"The details of the Parramatta Powerhouse are still sketchy but we realise this can be a great opportunity to start from scratch and build something the entire community can be proud of.
"The new Powerhouse Museum will be an attraction for Western Sydney residents and a drawcard for tourists that will contribute to the social and economic fabric of the region but we must guarantee the scale and impact of this new museum is world-class and nothing less.
"The Chamber welcomes the opportunity for consultation around the Parramatta Powerhouse and we are eager to explore options for the new museum,” he said.