NSW Government faces hammering over Powerhouse move

The plan to move the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta has provoked angry submissions to the NSW Inquiry into Museums and Galleries.
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The Powerhouse Museum on the edge of the Sydney CBD, Image MGNSW

The Inquiry is charged with investigating funding, structure and collections for NSW museums and galleries, including the impact of the efficiency dividend which has effectively cut museums and gallery budgets over the past 10 years.

But the most controversial item in its terms of reference is the sale of the Powerhouse Museum site in Ultimo to a developer and the Powerhouse’s relocation to Parramatta in Western Sydney.

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