4 Jul 2020

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor welcomes commitment for Parramatta Powerhouse to continue

City of Parramatta Council Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer says it is critical the State Government delivers on its promise to build a world-class Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta, following the announcement that the Ultimo Powerhouse will remain open.

“I’m pleased that the State Government has today confirmed it is still committed to delivering a world-class museum in Parramatta,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The decision to retain the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo should not compromise the investment we were promised for an iconic cultural institution in Western Sydney.

“Parramatta is the centre of global Sydney and the engine room of NSW’s economy. We deserve a world-class cultural institution that recognises and nurtures our region’s thriving arts sector, supports thousands of jobs, and drives visitors to our great City.

“I look forward to working with the State Government to ensure they deliver an iconic Powerhouse in Sydney’s Central River City that we can all be proud of.”

Earlier this week, Council reaffirmed its support for the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta and for the retention of two important local heritage sites – Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace.

Council will be submitting its response to the project’s Environmental Impact Statement as part of the State Significant Development Application prior to the 21 July deadline, and will continue to work collaboratively with the State Government as it further develops the design.