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Powerhouse move rejected

BY KYLIE WINKWORTH The Legislative Council’s long-running Inquiry into Museums and Galleries in NSW wrapped up, recommending that the government not proceed with the controversial relocation of the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). Instead the Powerhouse should be restored to its former glory, and the government should build a new cultural institution in Parramatta. The two-and-half-year inquiry, […]

Class A asset stripping of the Powerhouse Museum

by Kylie Winkworth One day, economic historians will document the “vampire squid” epoch in NSW history, the colourful term coined to describe the influence of Goldman Sachs relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In NSW, the vampire squids have their blood funnel into public assets. Under the O’Farrell, Baird and […]

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 […]

Battle in Bulwara

BY JOHN MOYLE Local councils and developers are both prolific and usually untruthful when they describe areas as “village precincts”, but in the case of the residents living in and around Ultimo’s Bulwara Road, that is an apt description of their neighbourhood. The area consists of Victorian terraces, single story dwellings, re-purposed factories and ancient […]

International Grammar School, proudly inclusive

BY JADE MORELLINI International Grammar School (IGS), is nestled among refurbished warehouses between the University of Sydney, Notre Dame, UTS and Wentworth Park in Ultimo. They have been providing a world-class education for girls, boys, and young women and men since 1984. Secular and independent, the school offers a unique bilingual program with 1,200 students […]

Designers And Fleas – December 2017

Designers & Fleas handpicks emerging artists, indie designers and vintage vendors and mixes them up beautifully under one glorious roof in Ultimo, a district that sits at the cusp of Sydney’s brightest creative precincts. The vibe is an eclectic hybrid of avant-garde jostled up against up-cycled and vintage with music, food and a genuine community […]

Museum move might damage artifacts

BY ALEC SMART Confusion surrounds the NSW Government’s plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta, with concern that priceless exhibits will be irreparably damaged in transit. Meanwhile the public remains unaware of who will finance the estimated $1.5 billion costs. Last week the Upper House held another hearing into the NSW Government’s […]

Food News – Where The Locals Go

On Tuesday 20 October, the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce held their third Seafood Spectacular to launch Where the Locals Go—a guide promoting the best of the Pyrmont Ultimo precinct.

Pyrmont-Ultimo: from “Dirt Pile” to Domestic Playground

BY JAMIE APPS Throughout its history, the Pyrmont-Ultimo area has gone through some very distinct periods. Some very drastic changes along the way have seen it evolve from an industrial hub, to essentially a derelict “dirt pile”, before emerging as the vibrant, dynamic and creative hub that it currently is. Due to it’s proximity to […]

Grassroots campaign fuels Powerhouse debate

BY KENJI SATO Fierce opposition to Powerhouse Museum relocation plans peaked last week, when campaigners collected enough signatures to trigger a parliamentary debate. Community group Friends of Ultimo collected the 10,000 signatures needed to get the issue onto the floor of parliament last Thursday. The plans to relocate the museum has long been criticised by […]