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Powerhouse Museum move

Two potential sites in western Sydney are being considered for the Powerhouse Museum.

Leesha McKenny, Two Parramatta sites on shortlist to host Powerhouse Museum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 2015

The Powerhouse Museum is yet to find a new home in western Sydney but the state government is already being urged to reconsider the shortlist.

Deputy Premier and Arts Minister Troy Grant announced that two potential sites were being considered for the museum.

It is to be moved from its long-standing inner-city base in Ultimo.

A business case will assess the Parramatta Golf Club course and a riverside site, known as the old David Jones car park, to determine the viability and cost of each location.

Mr Grant said both sites presented “significant but different opportunities for a reinvented Powerhouse Museum which will become the anchor of a broader arts precinct for western Sydney”.

“We’re keen to involve the community members who will be using this facility to canvass their views on what they want out of their cultural institution, including factors such as location,” he said.

However, the Sydney Business Chamber and the Parramatta City Council have called on the state government to consider putting the museum on the Arthur Phillip school site instead.

The chamber’s western Sydney director, David Borger​, said the Powerhouse’s new location was critical and developing all of the Arthur Phillip site for a school would be a “missed opportunity”.

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