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Breaking up the Powerhouse Museum: 10 Years of the LNP at Work

Opinion by KYLIE WINKWORH The NSW Government has hacked away at the Powerhouse Museum for the last ten years, relentlessly cutting its budget, gutting the museum of expertise, competent leadership and good governance, undermining public trust, and making museum policy on impulse round the campfire.  In 2011 when the LNP came to power MAAS had […]

Artists take a stand against Parramatta Powerhouse

By ANTONIA MANGOS Although the Powerhouses’s Ultimo location has been saved, the NSW Government’s decision to press ahead with the construction of a second Powerhouse museum in western Sydney has sparked a public outcry.  After months of deliberation from the government, a second Powerhouse museum is set to make its mark in Parramatta on the […]

Saving a national treasure

By ALLISON HORE Living just a few steps away from the doors of a much-loved Sydney attraction has made this couple passionate defenders of it. Ultimo locals Patricia Johnson and Jean-Pierre Alexandre started the “Save the Powerhouse” campaign back in 2015, just following then Premier Mike Baird’s announcement the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo would be […]

Big win for Powerhouse Museum

By ALLISON HORE Five years after the decision was made, the NSW Government has backflipped on the plan to move the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo site to a new location in Parramatta. The relocation and staged closure of the Ultimo museum, which was expected to cost between $420m and $645m, was due to start […]

‘Temporary reprieve’ for Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

Opinion by ALEC SMART Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, which faces demolition and most of its exhibits put into storage for up to five years while NSW Govt build a smaller, milk-crate-shaped alternative in Parramatta, has been granted a temporary reprieve. Due to close on 30 June, the demand for last-minute tickets has been so […]

Secret Powerhouse business

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week the Berijiklian government stooped to new lows when its arts minister Don Harwin failed to follow Upper House directives to produce the business plan for the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta. This was despite Harwin’s spokesperson saying in early April that “The business case was delivered […]

Community group spearheads “final charge” to save the Powerhouse Museum

BY KENJI SATO Community group Friends of Ultimo and Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker collected the final signatures for the ‘Save the Powerhouse Museum’ petition last Saturday, October 17. Last week, City Hub reported that the petition had collected the 10,000 signatures required to force a debate on the issue in NSW state parliament. However, […]

$10 million set aside for Powerhouse relocation plans

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Ultimo residents are concerned by the state governments announcement that $10 million will be  spent planning for the move of the Powerhouse Museum. In last week’s budget $30 million was allocated over four years to the arts in western Sydney, of that $10 million has been dedicated over two years to […]