Art at the Powerhouse Museum. Photo by Robyn Jay/Flickr Creative Commons.

Powerhouse Museum should not be moved to old David Jones carpark, say Parramatta Councillors

Parramatta Advertiser: THE debate of where the Powerhouse Museum should be relocated to is heating up with Parramatta councillors objecting to it being constructed at a site on the river.

At a council meeting last night, councillors discussed potential sites for the museum once it was moved from Ultimo to western Sydney.

All councillors were against the museum being built at the old David Jones carpark site, on the riverbank in Phillip St.

Another option the State Government was looking at was the old golf course site.

Cr Chedid was referring to the council’s plans for the river bank, which included spending about $80 million to transform the area into a mini Darling Harbour-type space with cafes and restaurants.

‘The whole community is excited about what’s planned. All we are asking is (the government) back off from our riverbank,” he said.

Cr Chedid said the government had not properly consulted with the council about possible Powerhouse Museum locations.

Continue reading this story on the Parramatta Advertiser website.

Featured photography by Robyn Jay/Flickr.

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